Office of Labor Standards
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.
|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.
CONTRA-REPRESALIAS / ZAKAZ DZIAŁAŃ ODWETOWYCH / 反报复 / LABAN SA PAGHIHIGANTI / 보복 방지
|Paid Sick Leave Ordinance: The Paid Sick Leave Ordinance mandates that all Chicago businesses provide paid sick leave to employees.
TIEMPO DE ENFERMEDAD PAGADO / PŁATNE ZWOLNIENIE CHOROBOWE / 带薪病假 / MAY BAYAD NA BAKASYON PARA SA PAGKAKASAKIT / 유급 병가
|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.
SALARIO MÍNIMO / PŁACA MINIMALNA / 最低工资 / MINIMUM NA SAHOD / 최저 임금
|Fair Workweek Ordinance: The Fair Work Week 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.
SEMANA DE TRABAJO JUSTA / UCZCIWY TYDZIEŃ PRACY / 公平工作周 / PATAS NA LINGGO NG TRABAHO / 공정 근무시간
|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
|Education: The Office of Labor Standards holds Webinars to educate employers and employees about Chicago's labor laws.|
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 Your Home is Someone’s Workplace 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 for details: