City of Chicago | Policy Issues at a Glance
The Chicagoland Chamber continues to actively oppose the proposed mandated scheduling ordinance. This proposal would mandate how businesses with employees of 50 or more, in all industries, schedule and hire employees. The ordinance would also negatively impact employees, by taking away the flexibility they want and need. The proposed ordinance has burdensome technical requirements and numerous penalties, even for honest mistakes employers might make when scheduling and hiring employees, opening companies to costly fines and litigation. Never before have we seen elected officials attempt to mandate at this type of granular level how employers run their business.
Whether you are an employer or employee, please take a moment to let your Alderman know that you oppose this complicated, burdensome, anti-employer and anti-employee ordinance that drives away jobs and investment. Have your voice heard, here.
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The Chamber continues to actively monitor and oppose the so-called, “Personal Data Collection and Protection Ordinance.” The proposal is both redundant and in some instances inconsistent with FTC guidelines and Illinois state law. At a time when Chicago continues to focus on solidifying ourselves as a “tech-hub,” this proposal would stifle innovation and business investment in Chicago. There is no quicker way to prevent job announcements such as the one recently announced by Chamber member Facebook, than to seek a patchwork approach to policy that is designed only to enrich trial attorneys by opening up employers to frivolous lawsuits.