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Update – New Employment Laws for Illinois in 2024

The Illinois Paid Leave for All Workers Act takes effect January 1,2024. The Waiting Period of 90 days before workers can take paid leave ends on March 31, 2024. The notice of the law required to be posted by employers is provided by the Illinois Department and is available on their website.

The City of Chicago Paid Leave and Paid Sick Leave Ordinance was originally scheduled to take effect December 31, 2023. However, a “trailer” ordinance has postponed the enactment to July 1, 2024.

Child Bereavement Leave if an employee experiences the loss of a child by suicide or homicide takes effect on January 1, 2024.

  • 250 or more full-time employees, the employer must provide twelve weeks of unpaid leave.
  • At least 50 but less than 250 full-time employees, the employer must provide six weeks of unpaid leave.

Paid Organ Donor Leave for Employees takes effect on January 1, 2024.

  • 51 or more full-time employees for six months, the employer must provide ten days PTO in any 12-month period for organ or bone-marrow donation.

Electronic Notice of Employee Rights takes effect on January 1, 2024. For employees that do not normally have a physical workplace, employers must email or digitally post various laws.

Victim’s Economic Security and Safety Act (VESSA) takes effect on January 1, 2024 for new unpaid leave up to ten workdays for death of family or household member murdered in a crime.

Questions? Contact attorney Anthony J. Caruso, Jr. in our St. Charles office at (630) 377-1554 or by email.

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