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.
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 […]