Ten Nix, Clock Ticks on Cook County Sick Leave Ordinance

The Village of Streamwood is the tenth municipality to nix the Cook County (IL) Earned Sick Leave Ordinance.  The Village ordinance adopted unanimously last week negates  the County’s minimum wage and paid sick leave ordinances. I anticipate more opt-outs during the remaining 80 days prior to the County Ordinance’s July 1, 2017 effective date.

number-38423_1280Others that have opted out are Barrington, Bedford Park, Elmwood Park, Mount Prospect, Oak Forest, River Forest, Rosemont, Schaumburg and Tinley Park.

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.