In a major victory for workers’ rights, the Chicago City Council has approved an ordinance that will guarantee all workers in the city at least 10 days of paid leave annually. This is a significant expansion of the current paid leave policy, which only requires employers to provide five days of paid sick leave.
The new ordinance took effect on January 1, 2024. Workers will earn one hour of paid leave and paid sick leave for every 35 hours worked, with a maximum of 40 hours per year for each type of leave. Five of these days can be used
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