On June 10, 2022, Illinois signed and amended the Family Bereavement Leave Act (“FBLA”), formerly known as the Child Bereavement Leave Act. The act will take effect on January 1, 2023. With the FBLA, employees can take bereavement leave for the deaths of immediate family members, in addition to children, and the act expands to address grief related to pregnancy loss and failed adoptions.
The FBLA expands the Child Bereavement Act in several of the following ways:
- FBLA guarantees bereavement leave following the death of a:
- domestic partner
- mother-in-law or father-in-law