Full Text of HB6162 99th General Assembly
HB6162 99TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY
99TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY
State of Illinois
2015 and 2016
Introduced 2/11/2016, by Rep. Andrew F Skoog
SYNOPSIS AS INTRODUCED:
Creates the Employee Sick Leave Act. Provides 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 child, spouse,
sibling, parent, mother-in-law, father-in-law, grandchild, grandparent, or
stepparent, for reasonable periods of time as the employee's attendance may
be necessary, on the same terms upon which the employee is able to use sick
leave benefits for the employee's own illness or injury. Provides that the
Department of Labor shall issue rules to implement the Act. Effective
January 1, 2017.
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AN ACT concerning employment.
Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
This Act may be cited as the
Employee Sick Leave Act.
In this Act:
"Department" means the Department of Labor.
"Personal sick leave benefits" means time accrued and
available to an employee to be used as a result of absence from
work due to personal illness, injury, or medical appointment,
but does not include absences from work for which compensation
is provided through an employer's plan including, but not
limited to, a short or long-term disability plan.
Use of leave;
(a) An employee may use personal sick leave benefits
provided by the employer for absences due to an illness,
injury, or medical appointment of the employee's child, spouse,
sibling, parent, mother-in-law, father-in-law, grandchild,
grandparent, or stepparent, for reasonable periods of time as
the employee's attendance may be necessary, on the same terms
upon which the employee is able to use sick leave benefits for
the employee's own illness or injury.
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(b) An employer may limit the use of personal sick leave
benefits provided by the employer for absences due to an
illness, injury, or medical appointment of the employee's
child, spouse, domestic partner, sibling, parent,
mother-in-law, father-in-law, grandchild, grandparent, or
stepparent to an amount not less than the personal sick leave
that would be accrued during 6 months at the employee's then
current rate of entitlement.
Rights and remedies cumulative.
The rights and
remedies specified in this Act are cumulative and nonexclusive
and are in addition to any other rights or remedies afforded by
contract or under other provisions of law. This Act does not
prevent an employer from providing greater sick leave benefits
than are provided for under this Act. This Act does not extend
the maximum period of leave to which an employee is entitled
under the federal Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993,
regardless of whether the employee receives sick leave
compensation during that leave.
An employer shall not
deny an employee the right to use personal sick leave benefits
in accordance with this Act or discharge, threaten to
discharge, demote, suspend, or in any manner discriminate
against an employee for using personal sick leave benefits,
attempting to exercise the right to use personal sick leave
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benefits, filing a complaint with the Illinois Department of
Labor or alleging a violation of this Act, cooperating in an
investigation or prosecution of an alleged violation of this
Act, or opposing any policy or practice or act that is
prohibited by this Act.
The Department shall adopt rules to
implement this Act, including, but not limited to, rules to
further define employee recourse in cases of violation of this
This Act takes effect on
January 1, 2017.