Q: Was there a change to the Illinois law on domestic/sexual violence that provides up to 12 weeks of leave?
A: The Victims’ Economic Security & Safety Act (VESSA) section of the Illinois labor law poster called “Your Rights Under Illinois Employment Laws” has not changed. The VESSA law was expanded in 2009 but there have been no changes to the “Your Rights” poster since it was issued in 2008.
VESSA provides up to 12 weeks of domestic or sexual violence leave.
Also covered on the Illinois “Your Rights” poster are Minimum Wage and Overtime, Wage Payment and Collection, Equal Pay, One Day Rest in Seven and Child Labor.
If you need to update your Illinois labor law poster or have other federal or state labor law poster questions, go to the Poster Compliance Center Illinois labor law poster page or call 1-800-322-3636.