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06 Nov Will Chicago be the next big city to pass a predictive scheduling law?

It’s hard to predict the future fate of Chicago’s proposed Fair Workweek Ordinance, particularly in an election year.   But the Chicago City Council may have taken a step closer this week when it created an Office of Labor Standards to put teeth into its relatively new Paid Sick Leave and Minimum Wage ordinances.   The new Office of Labor Standards will include a staff of five to address employee wage-and-hour complaints and investigate employers for possible ordinance violations. It could also be assigned oversight…

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24 Jun Chicago Workers to Earn Paid Sick Leave as Trend Continues in Big U.S. Cities

Employers who have a Chicago-based workforce will need to begin preparations for their employees to earn and use up to five paid sick days per year now that the Chicago City Council has taken action to require sick time benefits.   The new requirement, scheduled to go into effect July 2017, will allow workers within the city to earn one hour of sick time for every 40 hours of work, up to a maximum of five paid days per 12-month period.  Workers also will be…

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