Paid Sick Leave

The Paid Sick Leave ordinance mandates that all Chicago businesses provide paid sick leave to employees. Any employee who works at least 80 hours for an employer in Chicago within any 120-day period is covered by the ordinance and is eligible for paid sick leave. Employees begin to accrue paid sick leave on the first calendar day after they begin their employment. For every 40 hours worked, employees accrue one hour of paid sick leave. See the notice below for more information.

See the current Ordinance for further detail. Amendments will go into effect on July 1, 2020.

Minimum Wage/ Paid Sick Leave Rules are posted for public comment.  Send comments to on or before March 30, 2020. 

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


Minimum Wage and Paid Sick Leave Notice


This Notice must be displayed in a conspicuous place at the place of employment and provided with each covered employee’s first paycheck.

Download Notice (English | Español) for display at the place of employment (11X17) and to be provided with first paychecks (8.5X11)




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