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2024 Construction Outlook
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2024 Construction Outlook

Throughout the past few years, the construction industry has been plagued with myriad issues, including supply chain constraints, labor shortages and material procurement problems, among others.
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Cook County’s New Paid Sick Leave Ordinance to Replace Earned Sick Leave
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Cook County’s New Paid Sick Leave Ordinance to Replace Earned Sick Leave

Effective December 31, 2023, Cook County’s new Paid Leave Ordinance will require employers to provide 40 hours of paid leave (i.e., leave that can be used for any reason) during a 12-month period.
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Throughout the past few years, the construction industry has been plagued with myriad issues, including supply chain constraints, labor shortages and material procurement problems, among others.
Patrick Johnson
Partner
Richard Reizen
Partner
Chair, Construction Practice
Hannah Batsche
Associate
Effective December 31, 2023, Cook County’s new Paid Leave Ordinance will require employers to provide 40 hours of paid leave (i.e., leave that can be used for any reason) during a 12-month period.
Zachary Pestine
Associate
David Michael
Managing Partner
Chair, Human Resources and Employment Practice
The Chicago City Council has passed an amendment to the new Paid Leave and Paid Sick and Safe Leave Ordinance that delays its effective date from December 31, 2023, to July 1, 2024.
David Michael
Managing Partner
Chair, Human Resources and Employment Practice
Zachary Pestine
Associate
David Michael
Managing Partner
Chair, Human Resources and Employment Practice
Zachary Pestine
Associate
On November 17, 2023, Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed HB3641, which delays the start date for the calculation of the 90 calendar days under the new equal pay and benefit section of the Illinois Day and Temporary Labor Services Act (DTLSA).
David Michael
Managing Partner
Chair, Human Resources and Employment Practice
Zachary Pestine
Associate
For the third time in eight years, employers again face uncertainty as to whether they may be considered a “joint employer” with another business. This question is not academic and can have real world consequences.
Mark Brookstein
Partner
On November 9, 2023, the Chicago City Council passed the Chicago Paid Leave and Paid Sick and Safe Leave Ordinance (the Ordinance), which takes effect on December 31, 2023. The Ordinance will replace Chicago’s current Paid Sick Leave Ordinance (the Old Ordinance), which provided for up to 40 hours of paid sick leave.
David Michael
Managing Partner
Chair, Human Resources and Employment Practice
Zachary Pestine
Associate
On November 9, 2023, the Illinois General Assembly passed HB3641, which among other things, amends the start date for the calculation of the 90 calendar days under the new equal pay and benefit section of the Illinois Day and Temporary Labor Services Act (DTLSA).
David Michael
Managing Partner
Chair, Human Resources and Employment Practice
Zachary Pestine
Associate
Starting January 1, 2025, employers with 15 or more employees must include pay ranges in postings for jobs in Illinois.
Zachary Pestine
Associate
David Michael
Managing Partner
Chair, Human Resources and Employment Practice
The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has announced a new proposed rule that – if it becomes final – would extend overtime pay to over 3 million American workers.
David Michael
Managing Partner
Chair, Human Resources and Employment Practice