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Following Illinois’ Lead, Chicago Passes New Citywide Paid Leave Law

In addition to the State of Illinois recently passing the Paid Leave for All Workers Act, which goes into effect on January 1, 2024 and provides up to 40 hours of paid leave per year, the Chicago City Council has also passed a new Chicago Paid Leave and Paid Sick and Safe Leave Ordinance. The Ordinance will replace the city’s existing Paid Sick Leave Ordinance and will apply to all employers who have employees working in the city. The new law, which takes effect on December 31, 2023, will allow Chicago employees to earn up to 40 hours of paid sick leave per year and also earn up to 40 hours of additional paid leave usable for any reason. The Chicago Department of Business Affairs will be providing a notice for employers to post in their Chicago facilities ahead of the December 31 effective date. Click here for additional details regarding the city’s upcoming paid leave changes, courtesy of Littler Mendelson.



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