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Posted on: December 27, 2016

[ARCHIVED] New 2017 Illinois Laws

Sick time flexibility: Employers are required to extend sick leave policies to the immediate family of employees. Workers will be allowed to use half of their allotted sick days to care for family members.

Bike laws: Bikers will have the same rights as drivers, including right-of-way rights.

Drug Court: If a defendant needs opioid abuse or addiction treatment, the court will require them to participate in prescribed drug treatments under care of licensed physician

Domestic violence training: Cosmetologists, estheticians, nail technicians and hair braiders will be required to take a one-hour continuing education class about domestic violence and sexual assault so they can be trained to look for signs of domestic violence.

Police dog retirement: Police officers will be given first preference to adopt their police dogs to ensure retiring police dogs can remain part of the officer’s family,

See the complete list of new laws
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