New Chicago Paid Sick Leave Ordinance & Illinois Employee Sick Leave Act Present Thorny Issues For Universities


Cozen O’Connor
123 North Wacker Drive
Suite 1800
Chicago, IL 60606

Date & Time

Start Date: 10/07/2016
Start Time: 12:00pm
End Time: 1:30pm


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.


Jeremy J. Glenn


(312) 474-7981

Anna Wermuth

Vice Chair, Labor & Employment Department

(312) 474-7876

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