February 07, 2017
On Jan. 13, 2017, Gov. Rauner signed SB 2799 into law, creating Public Act 99-0921, which amends the recently-enacted Employee Sick Leave Act (covered in the Aug. 23, 2016, edition of Compliance Corner).
As background, the Employee Sick Leave Act (the Act) went into effect on Jan. 1, 2017, and provides flexibility for caregivers by providing that employees may use personal sick leave benefits provided by the employer for absences due to an illness, injury or medical appointment of the employee's family member.
The amendments or clarifications in this new Act are as follows:
As stated above, the Act went into effect Jan. 13, 2017. The implementation of the Act may require affected employers to review and revise their benefit policies to be compliant with these new requirements.
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