Updated to reflect immigration status provision under the Cook County Earned Sick Leave Ordinance, effective July 1, 2017.
Cook County employers that wish to provide paid sick leave using the "accrual" method rather than the "lump sum" (or "frontloading") method, educate employees about the availability of paid sick leave and show their compliance with the Cook County Earned Sick Leave Ordinance should consider including this model policy statement in their handbook.
As mandated by the Chicago, Illinois, Commission on Human Rights, Chicago employers covered by the Chicago Minimum Wage and Paid Sick Leave Ordinance must display the Chicago, Illinois, Paid Sick Leave Notice Poster.
As mandated by the Cook County, Illinois, Commission on Human Rights, Cook County employers covered by the Cook County Earned Sick Leave Ordinance must display the Cook County, Illinois Earned Sick Leave Poster.
Illinois employers that provide personal sick leave benefits to their employees and that seek to inform employees of their right under the Employee Sick Leave Act (ESLA) to use accrued, available sick leave for the injury, illness or medical appointment of a family member should consider including this model policy statement in their handbook.
In-depth review of the spectrum of Illinois employment law requirements HR must follow with respect to depositing and reporting withheld taxes.