Illinois Amends Victims’ Economic Security and Safety Act Notice and Publishes Revised Employment Laws Poster
Posted on January 21, 2022 byLaborLawCenter™
State Update Overview
|Date Updated||January 2022|
|Labor Law Update||The State of Illinois Victims’ Economic Security and Safety Act (VESSA) and Your Rights under Illinois Employment Law notices|
|What Changed||Expanded coverage criteria under VESSA, increased minimum wage, and new hotline numbers for labor law concerns|
|Mandatory or Non-Mandatory||Mandatory|
|Updated Poster||Illinois Labor Law Poster|
In December 2021, the Illinois Department of Labor published an amended Victims’ Economic Security and Safety Act (VESSA) notice expanding coverage criteria for victims.
Illinois Victims’ Economic Security and Safety Act (VESSA) Update
- VESSA provides job protections to employees who are victims of domestic violence, sexual violence, and gender violence.
- Coverage has been expanded to include any other crime of violence.
Also in December 2021, the Illinois Department of Labor published a revised Your Rights under Illinois Employment Laws poster.
Illinois Your Rights under Employment Labor Laws Poster Update
- Minimum wage increased to $12.00 per hour effective January 1, 2022.
- Hotline numbers added for questions or concerns with unpaid wages, equal pay, and violent crime victims leave.
- Updated Address
Wage and Hour Exemptions
Employees may be exempt from wage and hour laws based on criteria associated with their salary, actual duties, and skills. Exempt employees neither receive overtime pay nor qualify for minimum wage. Colorado labor law defines these exemptions based on Executive, Administrative, or Professional status. Learn more here.
Illinois Labor Law Poster Update
All businesses within the State of Illinois must post the Victims’ Economic Security and Safety Act and Your Rights under Illinois Employment Laws posters along with other state-mandated posting requirements where they are sufficiently accessible and viewable to all employees. This change has been reflected in our Illinois & Federal Labor Law Poster and does require an immediate mandatory update. Failure to meet compliance requirements and display the updated poster could result in fines.
Order the Illinois Labor Law Poster to immediately include this required update.
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