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Illinois Employers Need To Comply With A New Military Leave Posting Requirement For 2019

Amber Cox

The Illinois Service Member Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (ISERRA) takes effect January 1, 2019. This law replaces the Illinois Military Leave of Absence Act and expands job-related protections afforded to Illinois service members.

Specifically, ISERRA affords employees who are service members protections related to discrimination and leaves of absence. Among other requirements, Illinois employers must display a Notice of Rights and Benefits, a copy of which is available here

Because ISERRA creates a private right of action to individual employee claimants as well as regulatory enforcement authority by the Illinois attorney general, employers need to be mindful of their compliance with ISERRA.


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