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Updated Poster for Domestic Violence Leave


In July 2020, Illinois updated its Victims’ Economic Security and Safety Act (VESSA) poster required to be displayed by employers.

As background, VESSA provides an employee who is a victim of domestic or sexual violence (or who has a family member who is a victim of domestic or sexual violence) with up to 12 weeks of unpaid leave (per any 12 month period) to address issues arising from domestic or sexual violence. Among other requirements, employers must maintain health and other benefits for an employee exercising such leave and employers must post a notice in their workplace summarizing the requirements under the act.

VESSA applies to employers with at least one employee, the state of Illinois and any unit of local government or school district. To maintain compliance, employers should be sure to utilize the updated poster.

Victims’ Economic Security and Safety Act Poster »