The new Illinois act guarantees employees a minimum of 40 hours of paid leave annually, allowing them to use the time for any purpose without providing a reason or documentation. Employers are required to maintain group health plan coverage during the paid leave, and employees can carry over unused paid leave to the next year. Employees are encouraged to seek workers compensation benefits if their employer does not comply with this act.
Play Play Previous Next The police in Edwardsville, Ill., said there were at least two “confirmed fatalities” at an Amazon warehouse after a direct hit from a tornado caused a major portion of the building to collapse on Friday night, leaving “catastrophic damage to a significant portion” of the building. At least 100 emergency vehicles […]
A 25 year old laborer suffered an injury while working for his employer. His job duties require him to safely operate nearby heavy machinery everyday. Heavy weight from nearby machinery fallen onto his foot and had caused crushing injuries. Any injury while performing duties for your employer is eligible under Illinois workers compensation laws, this […]
Getting hurt or injured on the job can be frightening and is often the cause of anger, anxiety, and fear. Often these fears revolve around the employee thinking that they will be fired or it was their fault. Fortunately, the law protects injured workers in Illinois. Employers cannot fire or retaliate against someone for filing […]
Ex-Metra engineer gets $5.3M after slip Originally posted on Chicago Law Bulletin Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Pocket Ex-Metra engineer gets $5.3M after slip A Cook County jury on Tuesday awarded $5.3 million to a man who needed a spinal fusion after slipping on snow and ice while wearing an oily boot. Plaintiff Christopher Cravatta, a locomotive […]