As mandated by the Cook County, Illinois, Commission on Human Rights, Cook County employers covered by the Cook County Earned Sick Leave Ordinance must display the Cook County, Illinois Earned Sick Leave Poster.
Illinois employers that provide personal sick leave benefits to their employees and that seek to inform employees of their right under the Employee Sick Leave Act (ESLA) to use accrued, available sick leave for the injury, illness or medical appointment of a family member should consider including this model policy statement in their handbook.
In a first-of-its-kind ruling by a federal appellate court, the Chicago-based 7th Circuit Court of Appeals has found in Hively v. Ivy Tech Community College that discrimination based on sexual orientation is covered by Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
Updated to include changes to Form IL-941 and the filing and payment schedules, effective January 1, 2017.
Updated to reflect provisions involving employee leasing arrangements under the Illinois Employee Leasing Company Act, effective January 1, 2017.
Updated to reflect amendments to Right to Privacy in the Workplace Act, and amendments to data breach protection law, both effective January 1, 2017.
Updated to reflect a new law invalidating the minimum wage and overtime exemption for domestic employees, effective January 1, 2017.
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