Fair Workweek

The Fair Workweek Ordinance goes into effect on July 1, 2020. Employees are covered by the ordinance if they work in one of seven “covered” industries (Building Services, Healthcare, Hotels, Manufacturing, Restaurants, Retail, and Warehouse Services), they make less than $26/hour or $50,000/year, and the employer has at least 100 employees globally (250 employees and 30 locations for a restaurant).  Covered employees are given:

  • Advance notice of work schedule (10 days beginning July 1, 2020)
  • Right to decline previously unscheduled hours
  • 1 hour of Predictability Pay for any shift change within 10 days
  • Right to rest by declining work hours less than 10 hours after the end of previous day’s shift


See the Ordinance, effective on July 1, 2020, for further detail. 

Fair Workweek Rules are posted for public comment.  Send comments to BACPLaborStandards@cityofchicago.org on or before March 16, 2020. 

A Complaint Form and Notice will be available upon July 1, 2020. 



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