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.

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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.

Palos Park Village Nixes Cook County Earned Sick Time Ordinance

Palos Park Village last week opted out of the Cook County Earned Sick Time Ordinance, joining ten other municipalities that have already done so.  Palos Park opted out of the County minimum wage ordinance as well.  I have listed the Cook County “opt-outs” on the PSL Laws and Resources page of my blog. They are listed just below the link to the Cook County Ordinance.

As the July 1 effective date of the Cook County Ordinance draws near, I anticipate more opt-outs. I am watching about a dozen other municipalities that may consider doing so.

Sixth Nix of Cook County Earned Sick Leave Ordinance

The Village of Bedford Park is the sixth Cook County political subdivision to opt out of complying with the County’s Earned Sick Leave Ordinance. The Village’s trustees concluded that imposing the paid sick leave requirement on its businesses is not in the Village’s best interests.  See Ordinance No. 17-1533 here. Barrington, Mount Prospect, Oak Forest, Rosemont and Tinley Park have already opted out of the Cook County Ordinance. My posts about those opt outs are here, herehere and here.gears-1443875_1280 (4)

Cook County enacted the ESL Ordinance in October 2016. Generally, effective July 1, 2017, 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.

More than 5 million people live in Cook County. It is the second most populous county in the nation.