Elmwood Park Rejects Cook County Sick Leave Law

Elmwood Park is the eighth municipality to opt out of the Cook County Earned Sick Leave Law. On March 20, the Village Trustees passed an Ordinance to opt out of the County’s sick leave and minimum wage ordinances. gears-1443877_1280

The other muncipalities to have done so are Barrington, Bedford Park, Mount Prospect, Oak Forest, River Forest, Rosemont and Tinley Park. I anticipate more opt outs before the County Ordinance’s July 1, 2017 effective date.

Cook County enacted the ESL Ordinance in October 2016. Generally, it requires covered employers to allow employees to accrue one hour of paid sick leave for every 40 hours worked. My posts about that Ordinance are here and here.