"Chicago & Cook County Paid Sick Leave Ordinances: What You Need to Know" - Complimentary Webinar

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Date   Jul 20, 2017
Time   1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

This webinar was recorded July 20, 2017.

About the Program
It is not too late for employers to comply with Chicago and Cook County’s new paid sick leave ordinances and now that rules have finally been implemented for the ordinances, Kimberly Ross and Craig Thorstenson will tell you what you need to know. Both jurisdictions’ ordinances went into effect on July 1, 2017 and because of the delay in publication of implementing rules, most employers were unable to determine before then whether their current paid leave policies would suffice or whether they would need to draft new policies.

Although not mandatory for employers to have specific paid sick leave policies, our recommendation is for employers to have a policy in place, especially if they would like to take advantage of some benefits allowed under the ordinances (such as setting minimum increments for using paid sick leave, or requiring employees to wait up to 180 days to begin using paid sick leave). Employers must also have written policies if they intend to vary from the basics of the ordinances, for instance, to frontload time instead of tracking and accruing leave, or to move employees from an anniversary accrual to a calendar or fiscal year to align sick leave with other benefits the employer may offer.

Kimberly and Craig will explore the two ordinances and their implementing rules, the differences between them, difficulties with the tracking and carryover provisions, and suggested policy provisions to implement. They will also help employers with employees in both Cook County and Chicago navigate the differences between the ordinances. Please join us for an informative and practical session on these new laws.

Continuing Education

  • FordHarrison is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for the SHRM-CPSM or SHRM-SCPSM. This course is approved for 1 hour of PDC.
  • This program is also pre-approved by HRCI for 1 hour of PHR, GPHR, and SPHR recertification credit.

This webinar was recorded July 20, 2017. To view a recording, click the register button below.