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LEGISLATIVE ALERT – YOUR ACTION IS NEEDED NOW PLEASE CONTACT SENTATE PRESIDENT DON HARMON’s OFFICE TODAY or MONDAY
As you may have heard Public Act 102-1143 Paid Leave for All workers Act takes effect on January 1, 2024 and requiring most Illinois employers to provide employees with up to 40 hours (5 days) per year of paid leave.
Several local government organizations have been asking for an amendment to exclude local government from the required organizations or to extend the effective date of the act so that more work can be done during the Spring legislative session to address issues with implementation of the new law.
Senate President Don Harmon recently introduced the following amendment to SB 509 providing for exempt organizations and we are asking all of you to contact his office and request that local governments be included in the list of exemptions.
820 ILCS 192 - Paid Leave for All Workers Act.
EMPLOYMENT-TECH (Harmon, D) Amends the Labor Dispute Act. Makes a technical change in a Section concerning the short title.
Bill Version: Senate Amendment 2
Amends the Paid Leave for All Workers Act. Removes a provision that the Act shall not apply to any employee who is covered by a bona fide collective bargaining agreement with an employer that provides services nationally and internationally of delivery, pickup, and transportation of parcels, documents, and freight. Provides that the definition of "employee" does not include an employee as defined in the Federal Employers' Liability Act. Provides that the term "park district" has the same meaning as defined in the Park District Code and also includes any party to a joint agreement between a park district and an entity to act jointly for the purposes of providing for the establishment, maintenance, and management of joint recreational programs for persons with disabilities, to the extent that the party is acting within the scope of that joint agreement.
ILCS Section(s) Affected: 820 ILCS 192/10; 820 ILCS 192/15;
Contact the Senator and let him know that Township Officials of Illinois support the inclusion of local government in the provided exemptions. You can reach his office from the following link
If you have any questions, please contact our office.
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