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Jeremy Glenn and Anna Wermuth, both members of Cozen O'Connor's Labor & Employment department, are hosting this event at our Chicago office. Recently, on June 22, 2016, the Chicago City Council passed the Paid Sick Time ordinance and, starting on July 1, 2017, all workers in Chicago have the right to earn up to 40 hours of paid sick time per year from their employer. In addition, the Illinois Employee Sick Leave Act, beginning January 1, 2017, requires Illinois employers who provide personal sick leave benefits to their employees to allow employees to take such leave for absences due to the illness, injury, or medical appointment of the employee’s child, spouse, sibling, parent, mother-in-law, father-in-law, grandchild, grandparent, or stepparent. The leave must be granted on the same terms under which the employee is able to use sick leave benefits for his or her own illness or injury. University employers face unique issues in response to these new entitlements.