The Your Rights Under Illinois Employment Laws poster has been updated with the state’s amended One Day Rest in Seven Act.
Lawmakers in May 2022 amended the One Day Rest in Seven Act. Effective Jan. 1, 2023, employers are required to provide employees with 24 consecutive hours of rest in every consecutive seven-day period.
The updated labor law poster with the change was released in December 2022.
Note: Affected GovDocs clients will receive an updated labor law poster soon.
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Illinois One Day Rest in Seven Poster
Under the amended law, employers will be required to post a notice in their workplaces providing employees with the requirements of the Illinois One Day Rest in Seven Act and information on how to file a complaint.
Notably, the act also includes a requirement that employers with remote employees provide the notice to their remote workers by email or on an internal website used by the employer to communicate work-related information.
As for the law itself, Illinios for years has required that employees be provided at least 24 consecutive hours of rest in a calendar week. However, the amended law means employers must provide workers with 24 consecutive hours of rest in every consecutive seven-day period.
However, there are several exceptions. The rest period does not apply to:
- Part-time workers (20 hours or less in a week)
- Workers who are needed in the event of a breakdown of machinery or equipment (or other type of emergency requiring immediate services of experienced labor)
- Agriculture or coal mining workers
- Employees in canning and processing perishable agricultural products if employed seasonally and not more than 20 weeks during a 12-month period
- Security guards or watchmen
- Exempt employees under the Fair Labor Standards Act or supervisors under the National Labor Relations Act
- Crew members on an uninspected towing vessel
Labor Law Poster Updates
The growth of employment laws across the nation over the past several years has led to more labor law poster compliance challenges for large employers.
Of course, many poster updates happen at the start or middle of the year, but labor law posters can update at any time.
Plus, with the continuing trend of employees working from home or in hybrid environments, the Illinois law showcases the importance of providing labor law posters to these workers. Learn more in our recent tip sheet, Digital Labor Law Posters: 5 Steps to Avoid Noncompliance.
Still, the new year is a good time for employers to audit their labor law poster programs, educate location managers about their importance, and ensure enterprise-wide compliance.
Labor Law Poster Auditing Kit
Employers that operate in Illinois should review their scheduling practices to ensure they are in compliance with the new amended requirements and are providing the employees impacted by the Illinois One Day Rest in Seven Act with 24 consecutive hours of rest in every consecutive seven-day period.
As a reminder, the amended law is effective Jan. 1, 2023.