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Chicago Paid Sick Leave and Paid Sick and Safe Leave Law Delayed to July

19 Dec


We wanted to inform employers that On December 13, 2023, the Chicago City Council voted unanimously to delay the Ordinance (Chicago Paid Leave and Paid Sick Leave Ordinance) from December 31, 2023, to July 1, 2024.

Other changes include but not limited to the followings:

  • Coverage: will no longer apply to individuals who perform at least 2 hours of work in a 2-week period, but instead apply to individuals who work 80 hours within the City of Chicago in a 120-day period while physically present within the boundaries of the city.
  • Cure period: employees cannot sue their employers for violations to the Ordinance until July 1, 2025. Between July 1, 2025, and July 1, 2026, employers will have 16 days to correct an alleged violation prior to a worker suing.
  • Extension: Old Ordinance remains effective until July 1, 2024.
  • Written Policy in Primary Language: employers must provide their written paid time off policy to each of their covered employees in the employee’s primary language.
  • Recordkeeping for Non-Covered Employees: employers must comply with the recordkeeping for non-covered employees.
  • Notice of policy: effective December 31, 2023, employers must provide their employees whose work duties take place within the City’s boundaries a copy of the employment policies in the employees’ primary language. If there is any change to the said policies, workers must be proved with 14 days’ notice of any changes.

Vensure reported the details of the Ordinance in a previous communications here.

Consider monitoring the Office of Labor Standards Website for any updates here.

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