In March, Illinois became the third state behind Maine and Nevada to mandate paid leave for any reason. With an effective date that is nearing, Illinois employers need to adapt quickly - as do employers with remote employees working in the state. Join experienced attorney faculty for a practical breakdown of the new law and what employers need to know and do to get compliance efforts on track. Navigate the rapidly evolving leave landscape with confidence - register today!
Determine who is a covered employer and employee under the Act.
Discover what options are left to employers dealing with operational disruptions and suspicions of leave abuse.
Learn what changes you should be making to leave policies in light of the new law.
Covered Employers and Exemptions
Eligible Employees and Exceptions
Leave Accrual, Frontloading, Carryover, Use, and Rate of Pay
What Employers Can and Cannot Do to Limit Use or Check Abuse
Retaliation Pitfalls, Enforcement, and Penalties
Notice and Posting Requirements
Recordkeeping and Tracking
Revising Leave, Accrual Policies, and Notice Requirements
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Allison Kite is an attorney specializing in labor and employment law, with a strong focus on representing clients in labor disputes. She earned her Juris Doctor degree from Washington University School of Law and practices in Illinois and Missouri. With extensive experience representing both employees and employers, she possesses a unique perspective that allows her to navigate complex issues and develop strategic solutions. Ms. Kite's expertise extends beyond litigation, as she also advises employers on implementing best practices for their businesses to ensure compliance with labor laws and foster positive employee relations. Recognized for her unwavering dedication and comprehensive approach, she is widely respected for her ability to achieve favorable outcomes and provide invaluable guidance to her clients in the dynamic realm of labor and employment law.
Cynthia Pietrucha is the founder and managing attorney of Pietrucha Law Firm, L.L.C. Ms. Pietrucha focuses her practice in the areas of employment law and business law. She has handled breach of contract cases; charges of discrimination with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC); unfair labor practices charges with the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB); personnel records review complaints with the Illinois Department of Labor; and federal lawsuits in Northern District of Illinois, Central District of Illinois, and the Western District of Arkansas. Ms. Pietrucha has also led lawsuits in Illinois state courts, Champaign County, DuPage County, Lake County, and Will County. She is a member of the Women's Bar Association of Illinois and the Illinois State Bar Association. Ms. Pietrucha earned her B.S. degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and her J.D. degree from Northern Illinois University College of Law.
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