NOTE: Changes are coming soon. If you work in the City of Chicago, a new ordinance, which will go into effect on July 1, 2024, will expand your rights to paid time off. Stay tuned for more information, coming soon.
As of July 1, 2017, you can earn paid sick days to use if you or a family member is sick if you work in Chicago or the Cook County suburbs.
Your earned paid sick days can be used during the COVID-19 global pandemic to care for yourself or a sick family member, if your place of business is closed because of COVID-19, or because of the closure of a child's school or place of care because of COVID-19.
Keep reading to learn more about the new Paid Sick Time laws, who they cover and how you can use them.