Illinois employers must comply with numerous state leave laws, in addition to the federal. To track leave usage, employers must understand which state leave laws overlap with the FMLA.
The Illinois FamilyAct covers all Illinois employers with 15 or more employees. All employers with 50 or more employees are subject to the FMLA, the Illinois School Visitation Act, the Victims’ Economic Security and Safety Act (VESSA) and the Employee Blood Donation Leave Act. All Illinois employers must obey the state’s jury-duty leave laws.
Illinois Family Military Leave Act
To qualify to take leave under the Illinois Family Military Leave Act, employees of covered employers must:
- Be the spouse or parent of a person called to military service of more than 30 days by either the president or the governor.
- Have been employed by the employer for at least 12 months.
- Have worked more than 1,250 hours durin...(register to read more)
- Employee (not you) is responsible for filing FMLA certification on time
- Watch out! Firing employee who needs maternity leave may be sex discrimination
- Inject more oversight, responsibility into flex schedules
- Go ahead and grant 'disability leave'— but don't assume employee is disabled
- Employees can't hide behind FMLA to dodge legitimate discipline