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Illinois: Employment Law Updates (Effective January 1st )

The following changes will go into effect in Illinois starting on January 1, 2024:

1) Personnel Records Review Act:

  • If an Employee requests it, Employers will be required to send employee’s personnel records by email or regular mail.

2) Child Extended Bereavement Act:

  • Employers with at least 50 employees must grant unpaid leave to employees who lose a child due to suicide or homicide.Employers of 250 or more employees must grant 12 weeks of unpaid leave and employers of under 250 employees must grant 6 weeks of unpaid leave.

3) Employee Blood and Organ Donation Leave:

  • Employers with 51 or more employees must allow employees to take up to 10 days of paid leave in any 12-month period for the purpose of serving as an organ donor.

4) Amendment to Victims Economic Security and Safety Act:

  • This amendment expands the entitlement to unpaid leave for specific circumstances involving a family or household member who is a victim of a violent crime.