Cook County expands Paid Sick Leave Law

Date: April 27, 2017

Time: 8:30–10:30 a.m.

Location: Nixon Peabody LLP, 70 West Madison St., 4th Floor, Chicago, IL 60602

In October 2016, the Cook County Board passed an ordinance requiring all Cook County, Illinois, employers to provide employees with up to 40 hours of paid sick leave each year. This comes on the heels of Chicago’s enactment of its own paid sick leave law, with the Cook County ordinance nearly mirroring Chicago’s legislation. The new laws are slated to go into effect on July 1, 2017, and will draw hundreds of city and suburban employers into the paid sick leave territory.

Employers need to be aware of these new requirements now and make necessary changes prior to the effective date. Please join us on April 27 as we discuss the new regulations. Topics we will address include:

  • An explanation of the new regulations
  • A discussion of the practical implications employers must now consider, including:
    • Who is covered by the new ordinance?
    • Can employers set restrictions on the use of paid sick leave?
    • Can employers require advance notice before an employee can use paid sick leave?
    • Can employers require an employee to provide documentation from a health care provider?

Our Speakers

  • Brian Alcala, Partner
  • Brittany Bogaerts, Associate


8:30 a.m. Registration and breakfast
9:00–10:30 a.m. Roundtable discussion

Continuing Education

This course is eligible for 1.5 CLE, CPE and HRCI credits. See details here.

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