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Model Policies and Forms for Illinois Employers

Forms and Policies


Job descriptions and applications — Illinois Templates

At-Will Employment Application (Option 1)

At-Will Employment Application (Option 2)

At-Will Employment Application (Option 3)

At-Will Employment Application (Option 4)

Background Research Release (Option 1)

Background Research Release (Option 2)

Background Verification Disclosure

Driving History

Educational Reference

Employment Interview Analysis

Employment Reference

Federal Contractor Veteran's Employment Report - VETS 4212

Interview Checklist

Interviewing Form

Invitation to Self-Identify

Job Description

Pre-Hiring Checklist

Reference Release Form

Voluntary Self-Identification of Disability


Time of hire — Illinois Templates

Anti-Harassment and Discrimination Policy

Anti-Harassment Policy Acknowledgment Form

Employment At-Will Policy

Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

Form I-9 (2020)

Form I-9 Instructions (2020)

Form W-4 (2022)

IL New Hire Form

IL W-4

Model Offer Letter

VETS-4212 (2024)


Time off and leaves of absence — Illinois Templates

Accommodation Request

Adverse Weather Policy

Bereavement Leave Policy

Family and Medical Leave Act Policy

Holidays Policy

Jury Duty Policy

Military Leave Policy

Natural Disaster Policy

Non-FMLA Policy

Paid Time Off Policy

Personal Days Policy

Personal Leave of Absence Policy

Physicians' Release to Return to Work

Physicians' Statement Concerning Leave

Reasonable Accommodation Request Form (Option 1)

Reasonable Accommodation Request Form (Option 2)

Request Form for Non-FMLA Leave

Sick Days Policy

Vacation Policy

WH-380-E Certification of Health Care Provider for Employee's Serious Health Condition

WH-380-F Certification of Health Care Provider for Family Member's Serious Health Condition

WH-381 Notice of Eligibility and Rights & Responsibilities

WH-382 Designation Notice

WH-384 Certification of Qualifying Exigency

WH-385 Certification for Serious Injury or Illness for Current Servicemember for Military Family Leave

WH-385-V Certification for Serious Injury or Illness of a Veteran for Military Caregiver Leave


Employee Benefits — Illinois Templates

401K Policy

Beneficiary Designation Form (Option 1)

Beneficiary Designation Form (Option 2)

Continuing Education Policy

Health Insurance Policy

Long-Term Disability Plan

Model COBRA Continuation Coverage Election Notice (2020)

Model General Notice of COBRA Continuation Coverage Rights (2020)

Short-Term Disability Plan


Basic company policies — Illinois Templates

Accident Reporting Policy

Attendance Policy (Option 1)

Attendance Policy (Option 2)

Business Ethics Policy (Option 1)

Business Ethics Policy (Option 2)

Discipline Documentation Form

Drug-Free Workplace Policy (Government Contractors)

Employment Status Policy

First-Step Warning

Fraternization Policy

General Rules and Regulations Policy

Orientation Period Policy

Personal Conduct Policy

Politics in the Workplace Policy

Record of Accident-Incident-Serious Harm Form

Safety and Health Policy (Option 1)

Safety and Health Policy (Option 2)

Safety and Health Policy (Option 3)

Second-Step Warning

Solicitation Policy

Substance Abuse Policy

Third-Step Warning

Union-Free Policy (Option 1)

Union-Free Policy (Option 2)


Wage and hours — Illinois Templates

Expense Reimbursement Policy

Hours of Work Policy (Option 1)

Hours of Work Policy (Option 2)

Nursing Mothers Policy

Overtime Policy

Secure Choice Savings Policy

Timekeeping Requirements Policy


Performance reviews, promotions and transfers — Illinois Templates

Compensation Review Policy

Exempt Performance Appraisal

Performance Appraisal Form

Performance Evaluation

Performance Review Policy

Promotions and Transfers Policy

Self-Peer Performance Evaluation Form


Technology — Illinois Templates

Appropriate Use Policy

Biometric Information Security Policy

Cellphone Policy

Confidentiality Policy

Email Policy

Employee Acknowledgment and Consent

Information Security Policy

Introduction Policy

Message and Documentation Creation and Retention Policy

Monitoring Provision (No Routine Monitoring)

Monitoring Provision (Routing Monitoring)

Ownership of Information, Data and Software Provision

Personal Use of Company Equipment Policy

Remote Access Policy

Social Media Policy

Voicemail Policy


Additional matters — Illinois Templates

Bright Idea Program Entry Form

Dress Code Policy

Employee Suggestions Policy

Employment of Relatives Policy

Examinations of Records Policy

Inspection of Property Policy

Reference Release Form

Reference Request Policy

Smoking Policy

Telephone Usage Policy


Termination of employment — Illinois Templates

Employee Exit Checklist

Employee Exit Interview (Option 1)

Employee Exit Interview (Option 2)

Employee Separation Summary

Layoff and Recall Policy

Termination Policy


Appendix B: Posting requirements

Employee Rights - Employee Polygraph Protection Act

Employee Rights for Workers with Disabilities (Paid at Special Minimum Wage)

Employee Rights under the Davis-Bacon Act

Employee Rights under the FLSA (Federal Minimum Wage) Poster

Employee Rights under the FMLA

Employee Rights Under the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) Poster

Equal Employment Opportunity Poster

OSHA - It's the Law Poster

Your Rights under USERRA