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Illinois: Chicago Paid Leave and Paid Sick and Safe Leave

Final Rules Published
Chicago Department of Business Affairs and Consumer Protection has published final rules interpreting the Chicago Paid Leave and Paid Sick and Safe Leave Ordinance, which as of July 1, 2024, will require Chicago employers to provide employees with up to 40 hours of Paid Sick Leave and up to 40 hours of Paid Leave for any reason.
Chicago Finalizes Interpretive Rules in Advance of July 1, 2024, Effective Date of New Paid Leave and Paid Sick Leave Ordinance
Littler | May 2024

Effective date: 7/1/24
Text of the measure.
Final Rules.

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