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Paid Sick Leave Likely Coming to Chicago Employees

From Winston & Strawn LLP . . .

On June 22, 2016, the Chicago City Council, voting 48-0, approved a Paid Sick Leave Ordinance (Ordinance), which will provide Chicago employees with up to 40 hours of paid sick leave per year. Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel is expected to sign the Ordinance, which would take effect July 1, 2017. Additionally, both Illinois legislative houses recently passed the Employee Sick Leave Act (House Bill 6162), which requires employers who have voluntarily provided sick days to their employees to expand the benefit so that employees can take the time to care for other family members. The Act is currently before Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner for his consideration. If enacted it would take effect January 1, 2017.

For more details, view the Winston & Strawn LLP briefing

Source: Winston & Strawn LLP, and IMA member