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Sick Leave to Care for Relatives Handbook Statement: Illinois

Employees may use paid or unpaid personal sick leave benefits provided by the Company (not including short- or long-term disability, an insurance policy or other comparable benefit plans or policies) for absences due to the illness, injury, medical appointment or personal care of a covered relative, on the same terms that the employee is able to use personal sick leave benefits for the employee's own illness or injury. Personal care of a covered relative includes: (a) activities to ensure that the relative's basic medical, hygiene, nutritional, or safety needs are met, or to provide transportation to medical appointments, for a relative who is unable to meet their own needs; or (b) being physically present to provide emotional support to a relative with a serious health condition who is receiving inpatient or home care. Covered relatives include the employee's child, stepchild, spouse, domestic partner, sibling, parent, parent-in-law, grandchild, grandparent or stepparent.