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(820 ILCS 140/2)
(from Ch. 48, par. 8b)
Hours and days of rest in every calendar week.
(a) Every employer shall allow every employee except those specified
Section at least twenty-four consecutive hours of rest in every calendar
week in addition to the regular period of rest allowed at the close of each
A person employed as a domestic worker, as defined in Section 10 of the Domestic Workers' Bill of Rights Act, shall be allowed at least 24 consecutive hours of rest in every calendar week. This subsection (a) does not prohibit a domestic worker from voluntarily agreeing to work on such day of rest required by this subsection (a) if the worker is compensated at the overtime rate for all hours worked on such day of rest. The day of rest authorized under this subsection (a) should, whenever possible, coincide with the traditional day reserved by the domestic worker for religious worship.
(b) Subsection (a) does not apply to the following:
(1) Part-time employees whose total work hours for
one employer during a calendar week do not exceed 20; and
(2) Employees needed in case of breakdown of
machinery or equipment or other emergency requiring the immediate services of experienced and competent labor to prevent injury to person, damage to property, or suspension of necessary operation; and
(3) Employees employed in agriculture or coal mining;
(4) Employees engaged in the occupation of canning
and processing perishable agricultural products, if such employees are employed by an employer in such occupation on a seasonal basis and for not more than 20 weeks during any calendar year or 12 month period; and
(5) Employees employed as watchmen or security
(6) Employees who are employed in a bonafide
executive, administrative, or professional capacity or in the capacity of an outside salesman, as defined in Section 12 (a) (1) of the federal Fair Labor Standards Act, as amended, and those employed as supervisors as defined in Section 2 (11) of the National Labor Relations Act, as amended; and
(7) Employees who are employed as crew members of any
uninspected towing vessel, as defined by Section 2101(40) of Title 46 of the United States Code, operating in any navigable waters in or along the boundaries of the State of Illinois.
(Source: P.A. 99-758, eff. 1-1-17