By Sara Eber Fowler, Gillian B. Lepore, Adam J. Rongo, and Joshua D. Seidman

What You Need To Know:

  • On November 9, 2023, the Chicago City Council passed a brand new “Chicago Paid Leave and Paid Sick and Safe Leave Ordinance” (the “Ordinance”). The Ordinance is effective December 31, 2023, and will replace the current Chicago Paid
Continue Reading If Pain (Or Anything Else), Yes Gain – Part 115: Chicago Enacts Novel Dual Paid Sick Leave / Paid Time Off Law

By Christina Jaremus

Seyfarth Synopsis:  Illinois joined the exclusive club of now three states that require employers to offer paid leave for any reason when Governor J.B. Pritzker signed the Paid Leave for Workers Act last week.  The Act takes effect on January 1, 2024.  Illinois employees will be entitled to earn and use at least 40 hours

Continue Reading Paid Leave For Any Reason Now A Reality In Illinois

By Gillian B. LeporeSara FowlerMegan P. TothTracy M. Billows, and Joshua D. Seidman

Seyfarth Synopsis: A bill that would provide paid leave for all workers in Illinois is awaiting Governor Pritzker’s signature.  If signed into law, the bill would provide up to 40 hours of paid leave for eligible employees, effective January

Continue Reading If Pain (Or Anything Else), Yes Gain—Part 104: Illinois to Become Third State to Enact Paid Leave Law

By Daniel B. Klein, Christina Duszlak, and Alex J. Reganata

Seyfarth Synopsis: The Massachusetts Department of Unemployment Insurance has announced that the Massachusetts COVID-19 Emergency Paid Sick Leave (“MEPSL”) will expire on March 15, 2022.  Employers have until April 29, 2022 to file their applications for reimbursements.

On May 28, 2021, a temporary Massachusetts law providing
Continue Reading Massachusetts COVID-19 Emergency Paid Sick Leave Will Expire On March 15th

By Joshua D. Seidman, Ryan B. Schneider, Tracy M. Billows, Dana D. Howells, and William P. Perkins

Seyfarth Synopsis: Roughly two years ago we introduced Seyfarth’s Infographic tracking the spread of paid sick leave and anti-local sick leave laws around the country from pre-2014 to year-end 2018. We have since seen a torrential downpour of
Continue Reading 2020 Census: The Whereabouts of Paid Sick and Personal Leave Laws & State Gatekeepers