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Business - February 25 2019

IL Governor Signs SB 1

ILLINOIS Gov. J.B. Pritzker (D) signs SB 1, legislation that will raise the statewide minimum wage to $15 by 2025. The Prairie State joins CALIFORNIA, NEW YORK, NEW JERSEY and MASSACHUSETTS in adopting proposals to gradually raise the statewide minimum wage to $15 (CHICAGO TRIBUNE).

NJ Governor Signs AB 3975

NEW JERSEY Gov. Phil Murphy (D) signs AB 3975, which allows Garden State workers to take 12 weeks of paid time off after childbirth or to care for a sick family member, doubling the current limit of six weeks. The new law takes effect in July 2020 (NORTHJERSEY.COM).