The City Council has passed an amendment that delays implementation of the recently passed PTO ordinance until July 1st, 2024. This delay was championed by a robust group of local chambers and business organizations concerned that many small businesses would be unable to comply with the mandates of the ordinance by the end of the year. This delay is critical so that small businesses have the time to understand and adhere to the requirements in the ordinance.
The amendment also provides a cure period for private causes of action, although it does not address notice or excessive penalties, and expires on July 1, 2026. We will continue advocating for improvements to the cure period in 2024.
We are thankful for everyone that reached out to their alderperson and asked for time before the PTO ordinance was implemented. Your voice and engagement mattered!
The SBAC continues to formulate its state legislative agenda and that should be released shortly!
As always, feel free to reach out with any questions!