Illinois HR and Employment Law

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Access key resources that help private employers in Illinois stay apprised of HR and employment law developments, obtain insights on how the developments compare to related Federal requirements, and customize tools to comply with state and municipal requirements. All are available to XpertHR subscribers; explore them here! You may wish to start with the following state-specific resources:

You can access the full Illinois Employment Law Manual (over 50 state-specific reference resources) and Employee Handbook templates (over 20 state-specific handbook policy templates) below, as well as view key state and municipal deadlines, additional state-specific resources and links to key municipal coverage.

XpertHR's Legal Timetable helps you keep track of key compliance dates in Illinois, as well as other states and municipalities:

July 1, 2017: Chicago, Illinois, Paid Sick Leave Law Takes Effect

July 1, 2017: Cook County, Illinois, Earned Sick Leave Ordinance Takes Effect

August 11, 2017: Illinois Amends Human Rights Act

January 1, 2018: Illinois Phases in Payroll Deduction IRAs

January 1, 2018: Illinois Enhances Protections for Volunteer Emergency Workers

Employee Handbooks

Create or update your Illinois Handbook with XpertHR's comprehensive state-specific handbook statements. The Illinois Employee Handbook Table of Contents links to all available handbook statements, including:

Equal Employment Opportunity

Accommodation for Victims of Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault or Stalking

Civil Air Patrol Leave [15-50 Employees]

Weapons in the Workplace

Pregnancy Accommodation

Municipality Coverage

Search for local law requirements in the following key municipalities:


Cook County

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A round-up of the comprehensive state coverage XpertHR offers to help Illinois employers ensure they are compliant with state HR and employment laws.

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