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

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...

Illinois Supervisor’s Unfiltered Comments Put City in Hot Water

According to a former city of Chicago employee, her supervisors discriminated against her by calling her an “old black b*tch.” For good measure, one supervisor allegedly admitted to retaliation. The case illustrates that inappropriate remarks by supervisors can be a...

New Chicago Ordinance Will Require Employers to Provide Paid Sick Leave

Today the Chicago City Council passed an ordinance that will require nearly all employers located in Chicago to provide paid sick leave to their employees.  The legislation, which passed 48-0 despite opposition from business and employer groups, follows the lead of...