Synopsis As Introduced Creates the Illinois Family Care Provider Act. Provides that an employer must provide up to 12 weeks of unpaid family medical leave to an employee during any 12-month period for one or more of these purposes: the birth or adoption of a grandchild in order for the employee to care for such grandchild; because of the placement of a grandchild with the employee for adoption or foster care; or in order for the employee to care for a grandchild if such grandchild has a serious health condition or the employee to care for a grandparent if such grandparent has a serious health condition. Contains provisions concerning employee benefits and prohibited acts. Requires the Illinois Department of Labor to enforce the Act and authorizes an employee to file a civil action for enforcement. Effective immediately.
Senate Floor Amendment No. 2 Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Creates the Illinois Family Care Provider Act similar to the introduced bill. Changes definitions and defines additional terms. Adds references to the Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993. Deletes provisions concerning employee benefit protection, exhaustion of other leave, and enforcement by the Illinois Department of Labor. Adds provisions concerning interpretation of the Act. Effective immediately.