Chicago appears to be the next likely venue to mandate paid sick leave for private business employees, as the Board of Aldermen’s Committee on Workforce Development and Audit unanimously approved the initiative yesterday.  The proposal, sponsored by 38 of Chicago’s 50 Aldermen, would mandate that any employee working at least 80 hours over a four month period (part-time employees included) be entitled to one hour paid sick leave for every 40 hours worked up to a cap of 5 days over a 12 month period.  If passed, the mandate would take effect on July 1, 2017.