Cook County Paid Sick Law Gets Rosemont Asterisk, Its Second

The Village of Rosemont, Illinois yesterday became the second Cook County municipality to pass an ordinance to supersede the Cook County Earned Sick Leave Ordinance, according to a newspaper report. Barrington was the first to do so.

Cook County passed its Earned Sick Leave Ordinance in October 2016; it becomes effective on July 1, 2017.  The county is the second most populous county in the nation and consists of about 130 municipalities. The Village of Rosemont has a population of about 4,000 residents and is near O’Hare Airport. Barrington enacted its superseding ordinance in November.

As I noted in a post about the Barrington ordinance, it is no surprise that a Cook County municipality would enact an ordinance to supersede the Cook County PSL law. Prior to Cook County’s passing its ordinance, the Cook County State’s Attorney’s office expressed its view that the county did not have authority to enact such an ordinance and that where there is a conflict between a county and municipality ordinancred-asteriske, the municipal ordinance prevails.

Add the Rosemont asterisk to the Cook County Ordinance. Now there are two. There will likely be more.