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2014 Chicago Ordinance 02014-1511 Requiring Employers to Provide Paid Sick Leave

Type Ordinance
Year 2014
Level City or Town
State(s) Illinois
Policy Areas Civil Rights, Economic Justice, Health
This ordinance requires all employers in the City of Chicago to offer employees the opportunity to earn and accumulate sick time. The ordinance requires employers to provide one hour of sick time for each 30 hours worked, with a cap of 40 accumulated hours for small employers and a cap of 72 hours for all other employers. The ordinance prohibits employers from requiring employees to find a replacement for themselves as a stipulation for using sick time. Employers are also prohibited from retaliating against employees for valid sick time usage.

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