Following Chicago’s last-minute changes to its much-discussed Paid Leave Ordinance, Cook County has joined the recent flurry of legislating in Illinois to amend its own leave requirements. On December 14, 2023, the Cook County Board of Commissioners passed the Cook County Paid Leave Ordinance, which amends the prior Cook County Earned Sick Leave Ordinance to require Cook County employers to provide general paid leave to employees located in Cook County.

The new ordinance, which is modeled after the Illinois Paid Leave for All Workers Act, takes effect on December 31, 2023.

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Jeremy Wright is a graduate of the Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law, where he served as the online managing editor of the Northwestern University Law Review. While in law school, he was a clinical student at the Donald Pritzker Entrepreneurship Law…

Jeremy Wright is a graduate of the Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law, where he served as the online managing editor of the Northwestern University Law Review. While in law school, he was a clinical student at the Donald Pritzker Entrepreneurship Law Center and at the Center on Wrongful Convictions, a teaching assistant, and an OUTLaw/LAGBAC representative.