Another Dozen Nix Cook County Earned Sick Leave Law

Nearly 70, more than half of Cook County political subdivisions, have opted out of the County’s Earned Sick Leave Law.  Eight days remain for political subdivisions to opt out. and, given the scheduled votes, it is likely that there will be more opt outs.  So much for my speculation that the number of opt outs would top out at 55. NIX

Here are the dozen new additions to my nix list: Chicago Ridge, Des Plaines, Forest Park, Hinsdale, Lansing, Midlothian, Palos Hills, Prospect Heights, South Chicago Heights, Steger,  Thornton and Worth.

If you are getting the sense that monitoring the opt outs of the Cook County Earned Sick Leave Law is the primary national PSL issue, you are correct. The other PSL issue to watch is the PSL debate in Rhode Island in the few days remaining of the legislative session.  We may yet have a “State Number Eight” in 2017.

I have listed my Cook County nix list 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.

More Nix Cook County Sick Leave as Deadline Nears

More than fifty-five political subdivisions have opted out of the Cook County Earned Sick Leave Law. That is more than 40% of the County’s approximately 130 municipalities.  Eleven days remain for political subdivisions to opt out. I suspect the final number will exceed sixty. NIX

Here are the eleven additions to my nix list: Crestwood, East Hazel Crest, Elgin, Glenview, Hodgkins, LaGrange Park, Lincolnwood, Melrose Park, Morton Grove,   Northlake and Orland Hills.

I have listed my Cook County nix list 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.

Cook County Nix Flurry as the End Nears

Come Alsip and Bridgeview and Burbank and Bellwood.

Come Hillside and Justice and River Grove and Homewood.

Come Orland Park and Palos Heights and Maywood.NIX

Welcome these Cook County municipalities to my nix list, those that have opted out of the county Earned Sick Leave Ordinance.  My list is now 45 municipalities long, which is approximately one-third of the municipalities within Cook County.

I posted last week that opting out of the county ordinance will be ending soon because the ordinance becomes effective July 1, 2017.  I continue to watch a handful of municipalities which will be voting soon on whether to opt out. I am also researching a few other municipalities which, supposedly have opted out, but I have been unable to confirm that they had, in fact, done so.  (If any readers know of any others, please let me know.) I speculate that come July 1, 2017, between fifty and fifty-five municipalities will have opted out of the county sick leave law.

I have listed the Cook County nix list 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.

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.

Two More Nix Cook County Earned Sick Leave Law

Evergreen Park and Elk Grove have opted out of the Cook County Earned Sick Leave Law. The Evergreen Park Ordinance is here; the Elk Grove Ordinance is here.   At least fourteen municipalities have opted out of the County Ordinance.  I anticipate more will do so 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.