NEW Chicago (a) Fair Workweek; (b) Sick Leave; (c) Minimum Wage; and (d) Anti-Retaliation Laws In Effect TODAY
The City of Chicago scheduled several new ordinances and regulations to go into effect on July 1, 2020. These new laws are very important and briefly summarized below. If you would like to speak with a lawyer regarding your rights as an employee or your responsibilities as an employer contact Cameron & Kane LLC today: 872-588-0727 // firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Chicago’s Fair Workweek Ordinance (and associated rule) requires employers in certain industries to give certain employees (a) advance notice of their work schedule; (b) provide 1 hour of “predictability pay” for any shift change within 10 days, and (c) the right to decline both (i) previously unscheduled hours and (ii) hours less than 10 hours after the end of the previous day’s shift.
- Chicago’s Minimum Wage Ordinance updated the minimum wage to $14.00 an hour for most covered employees. Similarly, the minimum wage for most tipped employees was raised to $8.40 an hour. Additionally, new rules were promulgated which established new notice and bookkeeping requirements.
- Chicago’s Paid Sick Leave Ordinance was amended to expand coverage to (a) several categories of employees and (b) all employers with at least one covered employee, regardless of whether the employer has a Chicago worksite or is subject to business license requirements. Additionally, new rules were promulgated which established new notice and bookkeeping requirements.
- Chicago’s COVID-19 Anti-Retaliation Ordinance was enacted to bar employers from firing, demoting, or taking any other adverse action against an employee in Chicago for obeying government orders or some qualifying orders of healthcare providers to stay at home, quarantine, or isolate due to COVID-19.