Office of Labor Standards
NEW informative videos about Chicago’s labor laws
The Office of Labor Standards is dedicated to promoting and enforcing Chicago’s labor laws. The Director of Labor Standards will lead the Office to process complaints, conduct investigations, mediate disputes, direct settlement proceedings, issue violations, and, if necessary, seek licensure discipline against employers.
The Office was established in 2019 and seeks to engage communities and protect workers through a strong investigation and enforcement regime. The Office will track its performance to provide accountability and a roadmap to success.
Meet the Director
Andy Fox brings over twenty years of experience in labor relations and criminal justice to his role as Director of Labor Standards. Learn more about Andy and his role protecting the rights of Chicago’s workers.
Domestic workers play a critical role in Chicago, deserve to be treated with dignity and respect, and are afforded rights under the law. To learn more about these rights, visit the Domestic Workers Rights Homepage.
Chicago BACP Director of the Office of Labor Standards, Andy Fox, was on Univision discussing the recently launched Your Home Is Someone’s Workplace Campaign and the Chicago's landmark labor laws. Watch how we were featured on Primera Hora. Recuerda que sale todos los días de 5 a 7 a.m. y también en su app de noticias que puede bajar aquí. (Univision)
|File a Complaint: File a Complaint by calling 311, using CHI 311, or by filling out a Complaint Form,
ARCHIVE UNA DEMANDA / SKŁADANIE ZAŻALEŃ / 提交投诉 / MAGHAIN NG REKLAMO / 항의 제출
|Domestic Worker Rights: Domestic Workers have the right to a written contract.
As of January 1, 2022, all domestic workers have a right to a written contract. If you are being refused a contract, you can contact the Office of Labor Standards in Chicago by calling 311 or file a complaint.
Model Domestic Worker Contracts
|Wage Theft Ordinance: Your employer must pay you your full wage and agreed upon benefits in a timely manner. If your employer is paying you less or not at all, this may be wage theft.
Public Notices: ROBO DE SALARIO / KRADZIEŻ WYNAGRODZENIA (WAGE THEFT) / 工资盗窃 / PAGNANAKAW NG SAHOD / 임금 도난
|Minimum Wage Ordinance: The Minimum Wage Ordinance mandates that employees be paid at least the minimum wage. Minimum wage amounts vary depending on the size of the business and the industry.
Public Notices: SALARIO MÍNIMO / PŁACA MINIMALNA / 最低工资 / MINIMUM NA SAHOD / 최저 임금
|Paid Sick Leave Ordinance: The Paid Sick Leave Ordinance mandates that all Chicago businesses provide paid sick leave to employees.
Public Notices: TIEMPO DE ENFERMEDAD PAGADO / PŁATNE ZWOLNIENIE CHOROBOWE / 带薪病假 / MAY BAYAD NA BAKASYON PARA SA PAGKAKASAKIT / 유급 병가
|Fair Workweek Ordinance: The Fair Workweek Ordinance mandates that all Chicago businesses provide their employees 10 days notice of their work schedules. The Ordinance goes into effect on July 1, 2020.
Public Notices: SEMANA DE TRABAJO JUSTA / UCZCIWY TYDZIEŃ PRACY / 公平工作周 / PATAS NA LINGGO NG TRABAHO / 공정 근무시간
|Anti-Retaliation: The Anti-Retaliation Ordinance prohibits employers from retaliating against employees for obeying a quarantine order, isolation order, or order from public authorities having to do with COVID-19.
Public Notices: CONTRA-REPRESALIAS / ZAKAZ DZIAŁAŃ ODWETOWYCH / 反报复 / LABAN SA PAGHIHIGANTI / 보복 방지
|Vaccine Anti-Retaliation: The Vaccine Anti-Retaliation Ordinance prohibits employers from retaliating against workers for taking time to get the COVID-19 vaccine.|
|Education and Outreach: The Office of Labor Standards holds Webinars to educate employers and employees about Chicago's labor laws. You can find past recorded webinars along with legal and educational materials.|
Mailing List: If you wish to be added to our mail list for Office of Labor Standards updates, announcements and notices, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
The BACP Office of Labor Standards works closely with the Chicago Commission on Human Relations (CCHR). CCHR is charged with enforcing the Chicago Human Rights Ordinance and the Chicago Fair Housing Ordinance. Please contact the CCHR If you believe you have experienced discrimination in the workplace based on: race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, age, disability, criminal history, sex (including sexual harassment and pregnancy status), gender identity, marital status, parental status, military status, credit history, credit history or retaliation. Learn more by visiting the CCHR website.