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Webinar: Illinois Paid Leave for All Workers Act

Event Type
Research Park
Apr 12, 2023   10:30 - 11:30 am  
Jordan Landeck
Originating Calendar
Research Park Events

Join us for the Webinar: Illinois Paid Leave for All Workers Act on Wednesday, April 12 from 10:30 am-11:30 am on Zoom.  

Presenter: Champaign-Urbana attorney Lorna Geiler, Shareholder at Meyer Capel 

Governor Pritzker signed SB208 - the Illinois Paid Leave for All Workers Act - into law on March 13, 2023. The legislation provides employees with up to 40 hours of paid leave during a 12-month period. Starting on March 31, 2024, or 90 days following commencement of employment, workers can begin using their earned time off for any reason without the requirement of providing documentation to their employer.

  Key mandates include: 

  • This new law applies to every employee working for an employer in Illinois, including domestic workers, but does exclude independent contractors.  
  • The law will also exempt employees covered by a collective bargaining agreement in the construction industry and parcel delivery industry.  
  • The legislation provides that paid leave shall accrue at the rate of one hour for every 40 hours worked. Employees will be paid their full wage while on leave and tipped workers will be paid the minimum wage in their respective locale.  
  • An employer cannot require an employee to find their replacement for the leave. 

 In this session, attorney Lorna Geiler will provide an overview of the new law, what employers should do to prepare, and answer your questions. Lorna K. Geiler is a shareholder with Meyer Capel, P.C. She concentrates her practice on employment and labor law, representing employers in ensuring compliance with applicable laws and, where appropriate, litigating. Lorna also represents employers in union organization efforts and labor negotiations. 

Register at this link

*After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

PLEASE NOTE: this webinar will be recorded and may be shared publicly. By registering for this webinar, you understand that your questions or comments shared during the webinar will be recorded and shared in a public domain.

 This webinar is sponsored by the Illinois Small Business Development Center at Champaign County EDC and presented in collaboration with Champaign County EDCChampaign Center PartnershipCommunity Foundation of East Central IllinoisEconomic Development Corporation of Decatur & Macon CountyLaunch at Champaign Public LibraryParkland College Community Education, University of Illinois Research Park, and Visit Champaign County 

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