Amy Gibson Publishes "Chicago Paid Sick Leave: Are You Feeling the Pain?"


Amy Gibson has published "Chicago Paid Sick Leave: Are You Feeling the Pain," in the November / December 2017 edition of The Administrators Advantage published by the Greater Chicago Chapter of the Association of Legal Administrators.

In the summer of 2017, Cook County and the City of Chicago passed ordinances (collectively the “Paid Sick Leave Ordinances”) establishing a right to paid sick leave for certain employees who work within Cook County or Chicago. It has been nearly five months since the Paid Sick Leave Ordinances became effective on July 1, 2017.

Employers who are feeling any Paid Sick Leave Ordinance aches and pains will find some necessary guidance and relief from this article.

The Paid Sick Leave Ordinances were enacted to ensure that nearly all employees who work within Cook County and Chicago are entitled to earn and use a minimum amount of paid sick time during the year.

Both Cook County and the City of Chicago published rules interpreting their respective ordinances. A review of Cook County and the City of Chicago’s rules could easily leave employers in a state of confusion as the rules are complicated, complex and, in some instances, inconsistent with each other.

To help cut through some of the density and confusion, the article includes a list of some of the key provisions of the Paid Sick Leave Ordinances and the rules interpreting the ordinances.

In addition, over the last several months, Amy and her colleagues have received numerous inquiries relating to the practical application of the Paid Sick Leave Ordinances to employers’ existing paid sick leave policies. Included in her article are some of the most commonly asked questions and the answers, which she hopes will ease reader’s paid sick leave aches and pains.

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About the Author

Amy Gibson is Co-Chair of Aronberg Goldgehn's Commercial Litigation Practice Group. She focuses her practice on complex commercial litigation, including defending local and national employers in litigation and administrative proceedings involving claims by employees for discrimination, retaliation, violation of state and federal wage and hour laws, and worker misclassification. Amy’s employment practice encompasses assisting businesses with the protection of their assets and trade secrets by pursuing claims against former employees for breach of fiduciary duty, misappropriation of trade secrets, and breach of non-competition agreements. Amy counsels employers on a wide-range of employment matters, such as employment policies, compliance with state and federal employment laws, internal investigations, terminations, and classification of independent contractors/employees.

Amy has been instrumental in the firm’s growth of its labor and employment practice. She makes it a priority to stay current on changes in the law, emerging trends in the employment context, and how those changes and trends impact her clients.

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