Webinar Recording: Chicago Fair Workweek Ordinance

June 9, 2020

On June 1, IHA co-hosted a webinar on the city’s Fair Workweek Ordinance for members with Chicago Office of Labor Standards (OLS) Director Andrew Fox. He explained the new rules and answered questions. A recording of the webinar can be accessed here.

On May 20, the Chicago City Council passed an amendment (O2019-3928) to the ordinance (O2019-3928), which delays the private right of action provision (i.e., an employee’s right to sue) for an employer’s noncompliance with the scheduling requirements until Jan. 1, 2021. This amendment recognized that, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many employers cannot accurately predict scheduling.

On May 12, OLS published the Fair Workweek rules, including Fair Workweek COVID-19 rules. The rules, which are in two separate documents, can be found on the Department of Law Rules Portal.