New Illinois Bereavement Leave Act to Bring Major Changes This Year
Changes to the Child Bereavement Leave Act
The Family Bereavement Leave Act
The amendment now includes time off for,
- Pregnancy loss
- Failed adoptions or surrogacy agreements
- Unsuccessful reproductive procedures
- Other diagnoses or events negatively impacting pregnancy or fertility
The FBLA now includes time off for grieving the loss of spouses, domestic partners, siblings, grandparents, and stepparents. Employers now must give you up to two weeks (10 workdays) to attend a funeral or make arrangements after a family member's death.
There are some documents you'll have to provide for your employer should they require them for proof, according to a recent story from WCIA.com, like death certificates or a published obituary, and documentation from an adoption or surrogacy organization.
WCIA also provided the link to the form that you can use for documentation to give your employer.