What You Need to Know About the Paid Leave For All Workers Act

What You Need to Know About the Paid Leave For All Workers Act
October 5, 2023 HR Fit
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The Illinois Paid Leave for All Workers Act was signed into law earlier this year and will go into effect January 1, 2024.  We encourage our clients to review their paid leave policies to be compliant with this new law while maintaining a healthy workplace through time off benefits for employees.

The intent of the statute is to provide employees working in Illinois with up to 40 hours of paid leave in a 12-month period to maintain their health and well-being, care for their families, or use for any other reason of their choosing.  Elements of the law address eligibility, accrual, notification, carryover, notice posting, and record keeping.

How to Prepare

While change is never easy, this new law is an opportunity to strengthen your organization, build trust with members of your team, and optimize your overall workplace performance.  HR Fit is available to help with your understanding of the Illinois Paid Leave for All Workers Act as you review your current leave policies.  Once you decide what changes need to be made, we encourage you to plan your communication and implementation now to ensure a smooth transition as we enter 2024.

HR Fit Can Help

The expert team at HR Fit is prepared to assist you and your organization to ensure compliance and efficient administration.  Whether you need help adjusting your current leave benefit plan to be compliant or working with you on a communication outline for an employee rollout, HR Fit is here to help.  We will share additional information as it becomes available from the Illinois Department of Labor.

Let us help you create a PTO plan that is compliant with the Paid Leave For All Workers Act. Learn more about our Strategic HR Consulting Services or call us at 309.863.1202. We look forward to partnering with you!