One Day Rest in Seven Act FAQ

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    Can my employer require me to work seven days in a row?

    The One Day Rest in Seven Act, as its name implies, allows for at least 24 hours of rest in every calendar week. A calendar week is defined as seven consecutive 24 hour periods starting at 12:01 a.m. Sunday morning and ending at midnight the following Saturday. Under this Act, employers may ask IDOL for a relaxation of this requirement. If IDOL grants a relaxation, it requires a statement from the employer demonstrating that all employees who will be working seven days in a row are in fact volunteers. For more information, visit the ODRISA page. (820 ILCS 140/2) (8 and 56 Ill. Adm. 220.200 - 220.700)​​​​​