Glenview Opts In to County Sick Leave Ordinance

The Board of Trustees of the Village of Glenview last week opted in to the Cook County Earned Sick Leave Ordinance, effective July 1, 2019. The Glenview Board had opted out of the County PSL ordinance in June 2017, just weeks before its effective date. Glenview joins the villages of Northbrook, Wilmette and Western Springs as municipalities that had initially opted out before opting in.

The political change of heart in Glenview comes three months after the November 6 advisory ballot initiative in which  nearly 90% of voters in municipalities that had opted out of the County law urged their municipality to enact a paid sick leave ordinance. Approximately 80% of the County’s municipalities have opted out of its Earned Sick Leave Ordinance.  My “nix list” is here.

The agenda packet relating to last week’s meeting of Glenview’s Board of Trustees included an interesting bit of information about the enforcement of the County PSL ordinance.  A comment in that packet notes that the County Human Rights Commission, which enforces the County’s PSL law, has stated that “to date there have been no claims filed by employees against Cook County employers regarding violations” of the Earned Sick Leave Ordinance.”