Bill Status of HB4215 102nd General Assembly
Short Description: CHILD EXTENDED BEREAVEMENT
Rep. Maurice A. West, II
|Labor & Commerce Committee Hearing Jan 19 2022 2:00PM www.ilga.gov Virtual Room 2 Springfield, IL |
Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
Synopsis As Introduced
Creates the Child Extended Bereavement Leave Act. Provides that the Act may be referred to as Zachary's Parent Protection Act. Provides that an employee of a large employer that employs 250 or more full-time employees is entitled to use a maximum of 26 weeks of unpaid leave if the employee experiences the loss of a child, 26 years of age or younger, by suicide. Provides that an employee of a small employer that employs at least 50 but fewer than 250 full-time employees is entitled to use a maximum of 12 weeks of unpaid leave if the employee experiences the loss of a child, 26 years of age or younger, by suicide. Provides that leave may be taken in a single continuous period or intermittently, but leave must be completed within one year after the employee notifies the employer of the loss. Permits an employer to require reasonable advance notice of the employee's intention to leave and reasonable documentation. Provides that an employee who takes leave under the Act is entitled to be restored to the position of employment held by the employee when the leave commenced or to be restored to an equivalent position. Provides that nothing in the Act shall be construed to entitle any restored employee the accrual of any seniority or employment benefits during any period of leave. Prohibits an employer from taking any adverse action against an employee who exercises his or her rights under the Act. Requires the Department of Labor to enforce the Act. Provides that a person who uses leave under either the Child Bereavement Leave Act or the Child Extended Bereavement Leave Act may not take leave under the other Act, and amends the Child Bereavement Leave Act accordingly.