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Understanding how Illinois leave laws overlap with FMLA

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Illinois employers must comply with numerous state leave laws, in addition to the federal FMLA. To track leave usage, employers must understand which state leave laws overlap with the FMLA.

The Illinois Family Military Leave Act 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)

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Linda F. Johnson May 24, 2012 at 9:45 am

Interesting communication.


BMD Editors March 20, 2012 at 10:55 am

Frank, there isn’t a specific law title for the provisions about jury and witness leave. If you would like to view more information regarding Illinois employment law, please visit http://www.businessmanagementdaily.com/glp/17772/HRILSLLPWebListing.html?promocode=WLH008.


Frank Prochaska March 18, 2012 at 11:21 pm

I appreciated the article on Illinois laws overlapping with FMLA. However, there was no citation or law title for the provisions regarding jury or witness leave. Can someone please point me towards where that is captured in the Illinois code?


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