Six More Nix Cook County Earned Sick Leave Ordinance

The nix keep coming. Six more Cook County municipalities have voted to opt out of complying with Cook County’s Earned Sick Leave Ordinance. Bartlett, Hanover Park, Lynwood, Norridge, Riverside and South Barrington have joined the growing list of municipalities that have opted out. My list now has 24 municipalities that have nixed the Earned Sick Leave Ordinance.  More will join the list before the County Ordinance’s July 1, 2017 effective date.


I have listed the Cook County “opt-outs” on the PSL Laws and Resources page of my blog, just below the link to the Cook County Ordinance.

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.