Know Your Rights
Most workers have these rights in the City of Chicago regardless of immigration status, race, gender-identity, sexual orientation, or religious affiliation:
- Right to the Minimum Wage
- Right to Paid Sick Leave
- Right to work free from retaliation (COVID-19)
- Right to work free from sexual harassment
- Right to be paid overtime for hours worked over 40 hours
- Right to work free of discrimination
- Right to One Day Rest In Seven
- Right to a meal break
- Right to your control and hold on to your identification documents (e.g. work visa, passport, State ID, birth certificate)
If you are an employee working in any of the following industries, you may be subject to the City’s scheduling ordinance, which provides a right to a Fair Workweek: Building Services, Healthcare, Hotels, Manufacturing, Restaurants, Retail, and Warehouse Services. Learn more here.
If you are a domestic worker and/or perform housekeeping, house cleaning, home management, nanny services, caregiving, laundering, cooking, companion services, chauffeuring or other household services, you have rights. To learn more, visit chi.gov/care.