California Prohibits Questions About Off-duty Marijuana Use – Almost a year to the day after enacting Assembly Bill (AB) 2188, which provides employment protection for job applicants and employees who use marijuana outside of work, California has enacted additional new protections related to legalized marijuana. Specifically, Senate Bill (SB) 700, enacted Sept. 19, 2023, adds protections against marijuana-related questions for job applicants. Both new laws go into effect on Jan. 1, 2024. Read more: California Legal Update
Illinois Issues New FAQs for Paid Leave for All Workers Act – The Illinois Department of Labor has issued additional answers to frequently asked questions (FAQs) about the Paid Leave for All Workers Act (Act), which takes effect Jan. 1, 2024. The department updated the FAQs on Oct. 18, 2023. It issued its first set of FAQs about the law last May. Read more: Illinois Legal Update
Chicago Passes Ordinance to Provide 10 Days of Paid Leave – The Chicago City Council passed a new ordinance that requires employers with at least 1 employee to provide covered employees with up to five (5) days of Paid Sick Leave and five (5) days of Paid Leave each year. Unlike Paid Sick Leave, Paid Leave can be used for any reason. The new ordinance, effective December 31, 2023, requires payout of eligible unused leave upon termination of employment. Additional details are expected within the next several weeks.