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Illinois Employers Must Soon Offer Miscellaneous Paid Leave

Illinois Employers Must Soon Offer Miscellaneous Paid Leave

Last month, the Illinois legislature passed the Paid Leave for All Workers (PLFAW) Act, making Illinois just the third state in the country (after Maine and Nevada) to require private employers to provide earned paid leave to employees to be used for any reason. The PLFAW Act will take effect on January 1, 2024, and will provide nearly all Illinois workers with a minimum of 40 hours of paid leave, or a pro rata number of hours, during a designated twelve-month period.

The PLFAW Act expressly states that employers will not need to pay unused paid leave under the PLFAW Act at the end of the benefit year or any other time, provided the employer has not credited PLFAW Act leave to an employee’s paid time off bank. Additional details on this new law can be found here, courtesy of Ogletree Deakins.



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