New Illinois Law Requires Employers to Provide Workers Up to 40 Hours of Paid Leave
On March 13, 2023, Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker signed new legislation requiring Illinois employers to provide employees up to 40 hours of paid leave within a 12-month period, which can be used for any reason. The new legislation, referred to as The Paid Leave for All Workers Act — Public Act 102-1143 (referred to herein as the “IPLA”), goes into effect January 1, 2024. Illinois employers should be aware of the IPLA’s application and requirements and take steps to develop or modify paid leave policies to conform to its requirements. A brief summary of the key components of the IPLA is below.