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Is My Town Keeping Workers’ Rights?

Search for your town at the bottom, to see if it adopted both of Cook County’s workers’ rights ordinances


Cook County Paid Sick Day Ordinance: Link to Full Ordinance Text

What it does: Allows workers to earn up to 5 paid sick days a year. Every 320 hours worked = 1 Full (8-Hour) Paid Sick Day beginning July 1st, 2017.

  • Every 320 hours worked = 1 Full (8-Hour) Paid Sick Day
  • Every 160 hours worked = 1/2 (4 hours) Paid Sick Day
  • Documentation signed by a licensed health care provider must be provided ONLY when a worker is missing more than 3 consecutive work days

Cook County Minimum Wage Ordinance: Link to Full Ordinance Text

What it does: Increases the minimum wage, gradually, to $13 by 2020

  • Increases the minimum wage to $10 for all workers, effective July 1st, 2017
  • Increases the minimum wage to $11 for all workers, effective July 1st, 2018
  • Increases the minimum wage to $12 for all workers, effective July 1st, 2019
  • Increases the minimum wage to $13 for all workers, effective July 1st, 2020
  • Increases the minimum wage for all workers, every July 1st (beginning in 2021) in proportion to the increase, if any, in the CPI
  • The minimum wage for tipped workers is 60% of the regular wage

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*List updated June 27th. To confirm local laws, please contact your local village hall.