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Illinois could soon have mandatory paid leave

Leslie Allison-Seei, who runs a small promotion and sweepstakes management company with her husband, works on her computer at their office Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2023, in Villa Park, Illinois. Expansive paid leave legislation requiring Illinois employers to give workers paid time off based on hours worked, to be used for any reason, is ready for action by Democratic Gov. J.B. Pritzker. Allison-Seei is supportive of her employees but said it’s hard to compete with corporate paid time off policies. (AP Photo/Erin Hooley)

Erin Hooley

Illinois could soon have mandatory paid leave

Leslie Allison-Seei, who runs a small promotion and sweepstakes management company with her husband, works on her computer at their office Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2023, in Villa Park, Illinois. Expansive paid leave legislation requiring Illinois employers to give workers paid time off based on hours worked, to be used for any reason, is ready for action by Democratic Gov. J.B. Pritzker. Allison-Seei is supportive of her employees but said it’s hard to compete with corporate paid time off policies. (AP Photo/Erin Hooley)

Erin Hooley

Illinois could soon have mandatory paid leave

If Gov. JB Pritzker signs the bill, Illinois will join Nevada and Maine, the only two other U.S. states with similar paid time off policies.

Leslie Allison-Seei, who runs a small promotion and sweepstakes management company with her husband, works on her computer at their office Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2023, in Villa Park, Illinois. Expansive paid leave legislation requiring Illinois employers to give workers paid time off based on hours worked, to be used for any reason, is ready for action by Democratic Gov. J.B. Pritzker. Allison-Seei is supportive of her employees but said it’s hard to compete with corporate paid time off policies. (AP Photo/Erin Hooley)

Erin Hooley

   

Most industrialized nations offer workers paid time off, but it’s still somewhat rare in the United States outside of what’s often called “white collar” work.

Reset discusses the Paid Leave For All Workers Act, which Gov. Pritzker has said he will sign.

GUESTS: Mark Maxwell, political editor at KSDK News in St. Louis and former capitol bureau chief of WCIA in Springfield
Ben Opp, HR hotline advisor at HR Source

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