UPDATE: On March 13, 2023, Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker signed into law the Paid Leave for All Workers Act (“PLFAW Act”), which will take effect on January 1, 2024. This is the first statewide paid leave law in Illinois mandating that employers provide paid leave which may be taken for any reason to all of its workers. Employers are advised to begin reviewing their existing paid leave policies against the PLFAW Act’s requirements, making any necessary changes to ensure compliance by the effective date.
On January 10, 2023, the Illinois Legislature passed the Paid Leave for All Workers Act (“PLFAW Act” or the “Act”) which, once signed by Governor Pritzker, will go into effect on January 1, 2024 and make Illinois one of just three states requiring private employers to provide earned paid leave to all employees with limited exceptions.
Employers that want to re-examine their existing paid leave policies or who are considering creating a policy specifically addressing the PLFAW Act can contact Naureen Amjad, Kevin S. Borozan or any member of Masuda Funai’s Employment, Labor and Benefits Group.
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