Office of Labor Standards

Video de la Oficina de Normas Laborales (Spanish)


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 laws that the Office promotes and enforces include:

 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.
 File a Complaint  

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



Chicago Office of Labor Standards Report - March 2020






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