High Road Practice: Paid Leave

Paid leave has been a feature of both local and national policy discussions in 2016.  In June, the City of Chicago passed an ordinance that employers must provide employees with 40 hours of paid sick leave each year.  Proponents advocate that paid leave improves employee retention and satisfaction, while some business owners wonder how they will manage increased costs in the short-term.

Join a candid conversation between the American Sustainable Business Council, Local First Chicago, Earth Friendly Products, Honey Butter Fried Chicken, Metropolis Coffee Company, and Women Employed on what it means to be a High Road Employer, the rewards and challenges of offering paid leave, and an examination of what the Chicago sick time ordinance will mean for small businesses.

Appetizers and locally brewed beer provided!


Tony Dreyfuss, Co-Founder, Metropolis Coffee

Christine Cikowski, Managing Partner, Honey Butter Fried Chicken

Joshua Kulp Managing Partner, Honey Butter Fried Chicken

Jennifer Lollino, Human Resources Director, Earth Friendly Products

Anne Ladky, Executive Director, Women Employed


Julia Watts, American Sustainable Business Council

Megan Kruis, Local First Chicago

Tickets: $10.00 - Purchase online


Daystar Center and Overflow Coffee Bar

1550 S State St 

Chicago, IL 60605



November 15, 2016 at 6pm - 7:30pm


Daystar Center and Overflow Coffee Bar
1550 S State St
Chicago, IL 60605
United States
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