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    Employers would have to compensate workers for time they spend to get COVID-19 vaccinations during the workday under an ordinance set for consideration Tuesday. [Colin Boyle/Block Club]

    Aldermen are scheduled Tuesday to beef up COVID-19-related protections for workers, loosen restrictions on home offices and approve a pair of industrial tax breaks in parallel attempts to boost Chicago’s post-pandemic economic recovery.

    The City Council Committee on Workforce Development is set at 11 a.m. Tuesday to take up Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s proposed ordinance (02021-1219) to ban employers from firing, demoting or otherwise punishing workers who take up to two hours off work to get a COVID-19 vaccination.

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