Illinois will now allow employees to care for children, spouses, siblings, grandchildren, grandparents or stepparents under its new law, the Employee Sick Leave Act. (Photo: iStock)

A law designed to provide workplace flexibility to family caregivers has been signed into law in Illinois. 

The law, House Bill 6162, termed the Employee Sick Leave Act, permits employees to use up to six months of earned sick leave benefits for caregiving responsibilities, rather than restricting them to using that leave for their own health-related issues. It passed the legislature with bipartisan support, and has been signed into law by Gov. Bruce Rauner.

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