Earned Sick Leave Ordinance and Regulations
Cook County Earned Sick Leave Ordinance
With the link above you can reach the Municode for Cook County where you will find Ordinance No. 16-4229 passed by the Cook County Board of Commissioners on October 5, 2016. Effective July 1, 2017, this ordinance establishes a right to paid sick leave for employees of employers in Cook County.
Rules and Regulations
After engaging in a public rulemaking process, the Commission adopted interpretative and procedural rules for its enforcement of the Cook County Earned Sick Leave Ordinance. See the final Rules in the Download section of this page.
Frequently Asked Questions
The text of the Cook County Earned Sick Leave Ordinance as enacted by the Cook County Board of Commissioners and the Interpretative and Procedural Rules adopted by the Cook County Commission on Human Rights provide detailed guidance for employers.
The staff of the Commission does not have the authority to give individual legal advice or render advisory opinions to individual employers. However, the staff appreciates these efforts on the part of conscientious employers. In an effort to facilitate broad compliance, the staff of the Commission will gather and answer frequently asked questions.
These responses are not binding on the Commission in an enforcement action related to the Ordinance. To the extent that these responses conflict with the Ordinance or the Rules, the Ordinance and the Rules are more authoritative and will prevail. See the list of FAQs in the Download section of this page.