Paid sick leave to become requirement in Chicago, raising lawsuit risk for employers
CHICAGO - Employers in Chicago will have to provide paid sick leave to employees starting next year because of a recently passed ordinance, and they could face a real risk of being sued, if they are not careful in crafting policies that closely comply with the new rules.
The ordinance will take effect beginning July 1, 2017, and amends Chicago’s minimum wage ordinance. The ordinance, in addition to setting minimum wage requirements, will mandate business owners offer one hour of paid sick leave for each 40 hours of work, up to 40 hours per year.
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