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Illinois - Employer Guidance About Pay Paid Leave and the COVID-19 Vaccine

In March 2021, the Illinois Department of Labor (IDOL) released employer guidance to provide employees leave, time, and flexibility to get vaccinated. The guidance addresses mandatory vaccination programs, optional vaccination programs, and vaccination requirements for employees’ family members. The IDOL recommends that employers review their leave and vaccination policies and revise them to provide leave, time, and flexibility to encourage employees to get the first and second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. The guidance also recommends that employers and employees review the following websites for the most recent information on the COVID-19 vaccine: