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Emergency Responder Leave Handbook Statement: Illinois

Employees who are volunteer emergency workers will be allowed time off when needed to respond to an emergency call. For purposes of this policy, "volunteer emergency workers" include volunteer firefighters, emergency medical technicians, ambulance drivers and attendants, first responders, volunteers under the Illinois Emergency Management Agency Act and auxiliary public safety officials. Employees will not be terminated for being late to or absent from work for this purpose. The Company also will not discipline employees who are volunteer emergency workers because they respond to an emergency call or emergency text message requesting their volunteer emergency medical services or firefighter services during work hours, so long as the employee does not violate the Company's [insert written employer policies governing employee cell phone use during work hours, such as Personal Devices, Standards of Conduct, and Cell Phone/Texting While Driving] policies.

Employees must make