Illinois Publishes New VESSA, Day and Temporary Labor Services Act, and No Smoking Posters; Updated EEOC and FLSA Workplace Posters
Posted on January 13, 2024 byLaborLawCenter™
State Update Overview
|Labor Law Update
|The State of Illinois Victims’ Economic Security and Safety Act (VESSA), Day and Temporary Labor Services Act, and No Smoking Poster; EEOC “Know Your Rights” and DOL “Employee Rights Under the FLSA” Posters
|Rewording and new website, rewording with clearer information, new images and QR code; Recently enacted Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (PWFA) and Provide Urgent Maternal Protections for Nursing Mothers Act (PUMP)
|Mandatory or Non-Mandatory
|Illinois Labor Law Poster
In January 2024, the Illinois Department of Labor published an amended Victims’ Economic Security and Safety Act (VESSA) notice with edited wording and new contact information.
Illinois Victims’ Economic Security and Safety Act (VESSA) Update
- Notice and Certifications sections have been combined and reworded
- New website link
The Illinois Department of Labor also released a revised Day and Temporary Labor Services Act notice providing clarification about workers’ rights and labor agencies’ responsibilities.
Illinois Day and Temporary Labor Services Act Update
- The whole poster has been reworded to provide clarification about both temporary workers’ rights and the responsibilities of day and temporary labor agencies.
- Complaints must be file online or via phone
In December 2023, the Illinois Department of Public Health published a revised poster for the amended Smoke Free Illinois Act.
Illinois Smoke Free Act Update
- New images
- New QR code
Effective June 27, 2023, the new Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (PWFA) requires covered employers to provide reasonable accommodations to a worker’s known limitations related to pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions, unless the accommodation will cause the employer an undue hardship. The federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has updated its “Know Your Rights: Workplace Discrimination is Illegal” Poster to summarize the new law.
EEOC “Know Your Rights: Workplace Discrimination is Illegal” Poster Updates
- Illegal employment discrimination on the bases of sex includes childbirth.
- Illegal employment discrimination includes interference, coercion, or threats related to exercising rights regarding disability discrimination or pregnancy accommodation.
- Failure to provide reasonable accommodations for pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical condition can be considered discriminatory.
- Discriminatory employment practice can include conduct that coerces, intimidates, threatens, or interferes with someone exercising their rights, or someone assisting or encouraging someone else to exercise rights, regarding disability discrimination (including accommodation) or pregnancy accommodation.
Effective April 28, 2023, the Provide Urgent Maternal Protections for Nursing Mothers Act (PUMP) extends the right to receive break time to pump and a private place to pump at work to more nursing employees. The federal Department of Labor (DOL) revised its “Employee Rights Under the Fair Labor Standards Act” poster to include changes from the new law.
DOL “Employee Rights Under the Fair Labor Standards Act” Poster Updates
- The section titled Nursing Mothers has been changed to Pump at Work.
- The right to break time to express breast milk previously only applied to employees subject to the overtime requirement under the FLSA (non-exempt employees). This reference has been removed.
The revised poster clearly notes that narrow exemptions may apply to the pump at work requirements.
Illinois Labor Law Poster Update
All businesses within the State of Illinois must post the “Victims’ Economic Security and Safety Act (VESSA)”, “Day and Temporary Labor Services Act”, “No Smoking”, “Know Your Rights: Workplace Discrimination is Illegal”, and “Employee Rights Under the Fair Labor Standards Act” posters along with other state-mandated posting requirements where they are sufficiently accessible and viewable to all employees. These changes have been reflected in our Illinois & Federal Labor Law Poster and require an immediate mandatory update. Failure to meet compliance requirements and display the updated posters could result in fines.
Order the Illinois & Federal Labor Law Poster to immediately include these required updates.
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