Illinois Leave Law Trifecta Complete

The Illinois Employee Sick Leave Act (IL ESLA), House Bill 6162, was signed by the governor on August 19 and goes into effect January 1, 2017. We wrote about two other Illinois leave laws signed recently, the amendment to the Victims’ Economic Security and Safety Act and the new Child Bereavement Leave law.  The IL … Continued

When It Takes Two (Doctor’s Visits, That Is)

Our fellow FMLA friend and leave of absence blogger, Jeff Nowak, recently published an article on whether an employer can deny Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) leave for a chronic condition when an employee has not attended two doctor’s visits in a year. Days later, the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals issued its decision … Continued

Illinois Institutes Child Bereavement Leave Law

While bereavement leave is a fairly novel concept in leave law, Oregon blazed the trail with the first law of its kind in 2014. Now, Illinois has followed suit; on July 29, the governor of Illinois signed the Child Bereavement Leave Act (IL CBLA), Illinois Senate Bill 2613. The law is effective immediately and requires … Continued