Office of Labor Standards

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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.

 Office of Labor Standards Education The Office of Labor Standards will hold a Series of Webinars and Office Hours to educate employers and employees about Chicago's labor laws.
 Minimum Wage 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.
 Paid Sick Leave The Paid Sick Leave Ordinance mandates that all Chicago businesses provide paid sick leave to employees.
 Fair Workweek 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.
 Anti-Retaliation Ordinance 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.
 File a Complaint  

File a Complaint by calling 311, using CHI 311, or by filling out a Complaint Form, (Español)


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Chicago Office of Labor Standards Report - March 2020






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