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There is a lot of confusion among employers about what is legally required in Illinois regarding vacation pay for company employees. The following are some commonly asked questions: 1. Does an Illinois employer have a legal obligation to offer its employees paid vacation? Answer: No, unless there is in place a Company policy or individual…Read More
An employee handbook provides communication between employer and employee. It sets forth the requirements for employees and notifies them what they can expect from your Company as to legal obligations along with employee rights. Also, a written Equal Employment Opportunity statement gives protection to employers. What should an employer consider in an employee handbook? Keep…Read More
To the concern of many employers, on July 1, 2017 two new ordinances went into effect in the City of Chicago and Cook County. Employers are upset to learn that they are now required to give employees paid sick days. These ordinances can be confusing; below is a synopsis of the requirements of these two…Read More
On behalf of Wessels Sherman Joerg Liszka Laverty Seneczko P.C. posted in Employee Benefits on Sunday, June 25, 2017. In 2016, both Minneapolis and St. Paul passed city ordinances requiring private employers to provide their employees with paid sick time / safe time. These ordinances, despite opposition in the courts and in the legislature, go…Read More
Minnesota statutes section 181.9413 permits employees to use “personal sick leave benefits” provided by their employers, for absences due to their child’s illness or injury. In essence, then, state law “rewrites” employer sick leave benefits which, not surprisingly, typically require that the employee must be sick to use the benefit. The statute permits employees to…Read More
Today, many employees face the dilemma of how to take time off from work to care for an ill family member and still be paid. Before this law, employees had to say they were sick (when they were not) in order to be off work to care for their family and still be paid. Or,…Read More
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