The City of Chicago is currently in Phase Four: "Gradually Resume." Many City services have adjusted hours or locations and may require health screens prior to entering their physical spaces. Please call ahead or visit any department's website to get additional details, or visit chicago.gov/covid-19.
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.
|The Office of Labor Standards will hold a Series of Webinars and Office Hours to educate employers and employees about Chicago's labor laws.|
|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.|
|The Paid Sick Leave Ordinance mandates that all Chicago businesses provide paid sick leave to employees.|
|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.|
|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.|