Earlier this year, Illinois governor Bruce Rauner signed the Illinois Service Member Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (ISERRA) (Public Act 100-1101) into law. This law, which goes into effect on January 1, 2019, streamlines and expands the various job-related protections afforded to Illinois service members.
Most importantly, the ISERRA repeals the following statutes:
- Military Leave of Absence Act,
- Public Employee Armed Services Rights Act,
- Municipal Employees Military Active Duty Act, and
- Local Government Employees Benefits Continuation Act
And consolidates the protections afforded under these statutes into the new law. The only law not consolidated into the ISERRA, the Illinois Family Military Leave Act, which family members of a service member with protected leave under certain circumstances*, remains intact. Continue reading NEW LAW: Starting January 1st Illinois Service Member Employment and Reemployment Rights Act to Protect Illinois’ Military Service Members