On May 20, 2020, Chicago City Council passed two ordinances intended to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic: a COVID-19 anti-retaliation ordinance and an amendment to the Chicago Fair Workweek Ordinance, which provides employers with a six-month delay to the implementation of the private litigation rights provision of the ordinance.
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The City of Chicago City Council committee with responsibility for employer-related issues has advanced two separate ordinances intended to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. The full City Council is expected to vote on both of these proposed ordinances on May 20, 2020. Watch for our follow up report after the City Council vote for further developments and additional compliance tips. Continue reading “Employment Law and COVID-19: Things to Watch”