Employment Law

Monday, October 3, 2016

Illinois Employee Sick Leave Act

Illinois Employee Sick Leave Act (Public Act 99-0841) (“Act”).

Effective January 1, 2017.

Use of Leave.

The Act requires an employer to allow employees to use personal sick leave benefits provided by the employer for absences due to an illness, injury, or medical appointment of their 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. The employee may use the personal sick leave benefits on the same terms s/he is able to use sick leave benefits for their own illness or injury.
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Thursday, September 29, 2016

New Salary Exempt/Nonexempt Status Rules

New Salary Exempt/Nonexempt Status Rules


  • Effective December 1, 2016 the minimum salary for exempt status will increase to $913 per week, or $47,476 per year.

        Overview of exempt/nonexempt classification

Most employees must meet all three tests in order to qualify as exempt.

  • Salary level test. Must be paid at least $47,476 per year ($913 per week).
  • Salary basis test.

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