Paid Sick Leave Laws for Chicago-area Workers Take Effect July 1

Jun 6, 2017

Chicago Paid Time Off

Most employers in Chicago and Cook County will be required to offer paid sick leave beginning July 1. The city of Chicago passed a sick leave ordinance last summer, and Cook County (where Chicago is located) passed a nearly identical law in October. The ordinances apply to all businesses that are located in the city or county or are subject to city licensing requirements (except for employers in the construction industry).

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Steve Brenneman HeadshotThis article was written by Steven L. Benneman who is a partner at Fox Swibel Levin & Carroll LLP and an editor of the Illinois Employment Law Letter. He can be reached at [email protected].