Heyl Royster

 


Heyl Royster

 

Did You Know…

1/11/13

  • No employer may knowingly employ a "professional strikebreaker"—that is, a person who typically seeks employment during strikes and lockouts—to replace a dissenting worker during the course of a strike or lockout. 820 ILCS 30/2.
  • Employers must allow employees up to eight hours per school year, but not more than four hours on any one occasion, to attend parent-teacher conferences or other parent activities at their children's school. To qualify for this time, however, the employee must exhaust all other leave allotted to him or her by state regulation or the employer. 820 ILCS 147/15.
  • When employees are working in a compressed air environment—i.e. tunnels, caissons, compartments, etc.—their hours must be split into two periods depending on the amount of air pressure; no employee, except in extreme emergencies, can be ordered to work in an environment where the air pressure exceeds fifty pounds per square inch. 820 ILCS 245/2.
  • An employee is considered to be under the influence of alcohol if, at the time alleged during the course of employment, his or her blood alcohol level is at or above .02, which is one-fourth of the BAC required to be considered a legally impaired driver. 820 ILCS 265/10.
  • Employees are entitled to at least one hour of paid leave every fifty-six days to donate blood, but the employee must first request leave and show medical documentation of the proposed blood donation, if necessary, in order to take the leave. 820 ILCS 149/10.
  • Any "broadcast" employer—which includes television, radio, and cable stations—is prohibited from including covenants not to compete in employment contracts unless the employee's capacity is in sales or management. 820 ILCS 17/5 & 17/10.