Heyl Royster

 


Heyl Royster

 

Legislative Update - Job Protections for Pregnant Women (Illinois House Bill 8)

8/4/14

Illinois House Bill 8 provides pregnant women with job protections, such as limits on heavy lifting, assistance in manual labor, and access to places to sit. 98th Ill. Gen. Assem., House Bill 8, 2014 Sess. It also provides more frequent bathroom breaks and time off to recover from childbirth as well as a break space for breast feeding. Illinois Governor Pat Quinn expressed approval of the bill and urged the Senate to pass it. The bill, as amended by the House and Senate, is now before the Governor.