Paid sick time has blown into the Windy City.
Beginning July 1, 2017, Chicago workers who perform at least 80 hours of work within any 120-day period will begin earning paid sick leave at a rate of one hour for every 40 hours worked. Workers begin accruing paid leave on the first calendar day after beginning employment. They can begin to use accrued time 180 days after the commencement of employment for the medical or mental health care of themselves or a family member, or in the wake of domestic violence or a sexual offense.
Chicago capped the annual accrual level to 40 hours, and workers with unused time can carry over up to 20 hours into the next calendar year – unless the employer is subject to the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA). In that case, workers are allowed to carry over up to 40 hours under Chicago’s ordinance plus any additional time allowed under the FMLA.
Chicago Paid Sick Leave Posting and Notice Requirements
Chicago will produce a notice detailing the Paid Sick Leave ordinance, which employers will need to display in a conspicuous location in the workplace beginning July 1, 2017.
Additionally, employers must give each worker notice of their rights under the ordinance with their first paycheck, once the ordinance takes effect.
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