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Paid Sick Leave: Illinois

Paid Sick Leave requirements for other states

Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.

Author: Michelle Barrett Falconer and Susie Wine, Littler


  • Illinois does not require paid sick leave for employees of private sector employers. See Paid Sick Leave.
  • Employees must be allowed to use personal sick leave benefits for a covered family member on the same terms that the employees may use the benefits for themselves. See Kin Care Leave.
  • Temporary workers may be entitled to leave benefits in certain circumstances. See Illinois Day and Temporary Labor Services Act.
  • Ensure that practices and policies comply with applicable paid sick leave requirements. See Key Compliance Steps.
  • Localities have requirements pertaining to paid sick leave. See Local Requirements.