Skip Ribbon Commands
Skip to main content

Utility Links



  1. IDOL
  2. FAQs
  3. One Day Rest in Seven Act FAQ

One Day Rest in Seven Act FAQ

FAQ Index


    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)​​​​​