Chicago and Cook County Paid Sick Leave Policies Must to Work Against Each Other

For Immediate Release

Washington, DC – The ERISA Industry Committee (ERIC) today submitted comments on the City of Chicago’s proposed rules for its paid sick leave ordinance.

ERIC, the only national association that advocates exclusively for large employers on health, retirement, and compensation public policies at the state, federal, and local levels, understands the importance of paid sick leave, has a strong interest in proposals, such as these proposed amendments, that would affect its members’ ability to provide quality and uniform paid sick leave benefits.

In its comments to the City of Chicago, ERIC encouraged changes to the proposed rules in an effort to create clarity and remove any inconsistency or friction between the City’s rules and Cook County’s paid sick leave rules. Both sets of rules are expected to go into effect on the same day, July 1, 2017. ERIC asked that where there is overlap between the two sets of rules, the City of Chicago’s rules take precedence, and where the rules differ that the City should do its best to mirror its language to Cook County’s finalized rules, thus ensuring greater uniformity for employers that operate in both municipalities.

“Large employers should not be impacted by a patchwork of laws and regulations that create unnecessary compliance and reporting burdens,” said Bryan Hum, Retirement and Compensation Policy Associate, ERIC.

Click here to read ERIC’s comments.


All media inquiries to The ERISA Industry Committee should be directed to:

Kelly Broadway, 202.627.1918,

About the ERISA Industry Committee
ERIC is the only national association that advocates exclusively for large employer plan sponsors on health, retirement, compensation, and paid leave public policies at the federal, state, and local levels. With member companies that are leaders in every sector of the economy, ERIC is promoting uniformity and flexibility for nationwide benefit plans.