Is This a Thing Now? Mandatory Universal Paid Time Off.
On Monday, March 13, 2023, Illinois’ governor J.B. Pritzker signed into law the Paid Leave for All Workers Act. With his signature, Illinois joins Nevada and Maine as states that require employers to provide mandatory universal paid time off. Illinois’ law becomes effective January 1, 2024. This is an interesting turn of the tide from even 10 years ago where mandatory sick leave was a fringe idea. The first state to enact a private sector...read more