The loss of a child is never easy. Effective July 29, 2016, Illinois employers with 50 or more employees must provide eligible employees with up to 10 days of unpaid child bereavement leave following the death of a child. The Illinois Child Bereavement Leave Act supplements the leave options available under the federal Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993 (“FMLA”). However, employees who have exhausted all available leave under the FMLA may not be entitled to additional leave under the Child Bereavement Leave Act. Further details regarding the Act can be found at the link below.