Illinois is set to become the third state in the country to mandate paid time off for all workers, following Nevada and Maine. The Illinois Paid Leave Law passed both houses of the Illinois legislature on Jan. 10, 2023, and will go into effect on January 1st, 2024. This law will require nearly all covered Illinois employers to provide their employees with up to 40 hours of paid leave per year for any purpose. Continue reading to learn what this new law means for Illinois businesses and how the Total Solutions HR Team is preparing to help employers comply with the new law.
Coverage & Excemptions
The Paid Leave for All Workers Act applies to all employers in Illinois, including state and local governments, except for school districts organized under the School Code or park districts organized under the Park District Code.
This law covers all employees, except for those who are exempted, such as employees covered under the federal Railroad Unemployment Insurance Act or the Railway Labor Act, temporary college or university students-employees, certain short-term employees of an institution of higher learning, and employees working in the construction industry who are concerned by a bona fide CBA with an employer that provides services nationally and internationally of delivery, pickup, and transportation of parcels, documents, and freight.
How the Total Solutions HR Team can Help
The Total Solutions HR Team can help employers in Illinois comply with the Paid Leave for All Workers Act. Our team of HR professionals can help employers update their policies, communicate the new policy to their employees, and ensure that the policy is being properly implemented. we can also provide ongoing support and guidance to employers as they navigate the new law and any other HR issues that may arise.
Effective communication is critical when implementing new policies, such as the Paid Leave for All Workers Act. We can help Illinois employers communicate the new policy to their employees and ensure that the policy is being properly implemented. We can also help employers develop a written policy that outlines the details of the new law, such as accrual, carryover, and frontloading requirements.
Our HR Team has a deep understanding of the Paid Leave for All Workers Act. We can provide Illinois businesses with the support and guidance they need to comply with the new law. Contact Total Solutions today to learn more about how we can help your business prepare for this upcoming change. As always, Total Solutions is committed to helping businesses navigate complex HR issues and ensure compliance with changing laws and regulations.