Ninth Nix of Cook County Earned Sick Leave Ordinance

The Village of Schaumburg is the ninth to nix the Cook County Earned Sick Leave Ordinance.  The Village Board last week adopted an “Ordinance Amending Title 11 of the Schaumburg Village Code with Regard to Conflicts with Certain Home Rule County Ordinances,” which opts out of the County’s minimum wage as well as its paid sick leave ordinance. gears-1443878_1280 A local  newspaper reported the Board’s opt out decision.

The eight other opt outs are Barrington, Bedford Park, Elmwood Park, Mount Prospect, Oak Forest, River Forest, Rosemont and Tinley Park. I anticipate more opt outs before the County Ordinance’s July 1, 2017 effective date.

Cook County enacted the ESL Ordinance in October 2016. Generally, it requires covered employers to allow employees to accrue one hour of paid sick leave for every 40 hours worked. My posts about that Ordinance are here and here.