New Litigation May Affect the Chicago Fair Workweek Ordinance

The Chicago Fair Workweek Ordinance, which seeks to bring predictability to employee scheduling, is effective as of July 1, 2020. Under the ordinance, covered employers will be required to provide 10 days’ notice of an employee’s schedule (increasing to 14 days on July 2, 2022).

The Building Owners & Managers Association of Chicago (BOMA) filed a federal lawsuit in November 2019 alleging the ordinance is unconstitutionally narrow regarding industry, and places “new and dramatic requirements” on its members. BOMA also claims that the ordinance violates the National Labor Relations Act.

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