In October, 2016, the Cook County Board enacted two ordinances affecting all businesses located in Cook County. Ordinance 16-5768 raises the minimum wage, and ordinance 16-4229 mandates the provision of sick leave for most employees. These ordinances took effect on July 1, 2017. Click here to read those ordinances ( and

As a home rule community, Northfield is empowered to opt out of the Cook County ordinances if the Village Board finds it appropriate. The following survey is intended to provide information to the Board concerning the impact of the ordinances on local businesses. While your participation in the survey is voluntary, it will be important to the Board in evaluating this issue. When the Village Board holds its hearing on the opt-out question, all interested parties will be encouraged to attend and participate.

* 1. How many employees do you have?

* 2. Do you provide sick leave for both full-time and part-time employees?

* 3. How do you calculate sick leave on an annual basis for

* 4. Cook County calculates that implementation of its sick leave ordinance will result in no more than a 0.7 to 1.5 percent increase in labor costs. Is this accurate for your business?

* 5. By what percentage do your labor costs increase under the county sick leave ordinance?

* 6. What percentage of your employees earn less than the Ordinance Rate (for Non-Tipped Employees) of $10 per hour?

* 7. Does implementation of of the sick leave ordinance make your business uncompetitive?

* 8. Does implementation of the minimum wage ordinance make your business uncompetitive?