• New Illinois Law Allows Paid Leave to Donate Blood
  • July 12, 2005
  • Law Firm: Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C. - Greenville Office
  • On June 15, Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich signed into law the Employee Blood Donation Leave Act (House Bill 324). Under the new law, a full-time employee who has been employed by an employer for at least six months can request up to one hour of paid leave to donate blood. The Act applies to "any unit of local government, board of election commissioners, or any private employer in the State [of Illinois] who has 51 or more employees."