Minimum Wage on the Rise in Chicago and Cook County, IL

The City of Chicago and Cook County have released Minimum Wage notices that reflect new wage rates effective July 1, 2019. What’s Changing in Chicago and Cook County? New Minimum Wage & Tipped Wage Rates Effective July 1, 2019: In Chicago, the minimum wage increases to $13.00 per hour and the tipped wage increases to $6.40 per hour. In Cook County, the minimum wage increases to $12.00 per hour and

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July 1 Minimum Wage Changes

On July 1 minimum wage will be changing in multiple cities and multiple states. There are also a few other changes that happen to be landing on July 1. Depending on where you are, this could have major changes in your business. Read on for the full breakdown of all the changes we know are coming so far.    State Posters Minimum Wage Rates already set for July 1 New

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New & Updated Laws That Apply to All Illinois Employers

The Illinois Department of Human Rights has published a new, more streamlined version of the former Employment Rights notice. The newly titled Discrimination and Sexual Harassment notice, which has a publication date of 9/18, places greater emphasis on an employee’s right to be free from unlawful sexual harassment. The Illinois Attorney General’s office has just released the notice for a brand-new law—the Illinois Servicemember Employment & Reemployment Rights Act (ISERRA)—which

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New Minimum Wage for Employees in Chicago

The City of Chicago has released an updated Minimum Wage notice that reflects new wage information effective July 1, 2018. As outlined in the notice, the City of Chicago Minimum Wage Ordinance applies to: Employers who maintain a business facility in the city or are required to have a business license to operate in the city Employees who work at least 2 hours in the city within a period of

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ATTN: Chicago IL Employers

In addition to mandatory city, state, and federal labor law posters, employers in the City of Chicago are also required to post the Cook County, Illinois labor law poster. To ease the posting responsibilities of Chicago employers, Poster Compliance Center now offers a Chicago/Cook County IL labor law poster that includes required city and county notices. This combined poster eliminates the need for Chicago employers to purchase separate city and

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City & County Minimum Wage Ordinances Leaving State Laws in the Dust

Over the past couple of years, there has been an upsurge in the number of municipalities that have passed minimum wage ordinances with higher rates than the state minimum wage laws. As a result, the number of mandatory city and county labor law posters has increased significantly. As of 2018, a total of 35 cities and/or counties in the following states have instituted minimum wage laws that include a workplace

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New Employment Rights Posting Requirement for Illinois

Due to a recent religious accommodation amendment to the Illinois Human Rights Act, the Employment Rights notice is now a required posting. Based on the amendment to the law, employers are required to accommodate employees’ religious practices, beliefs, and observances unless they cause undue hardship to the employer’s business. What Employers Need to Know According to the Illinois Department of Human Rights, employers must now post the Employment Rights notice in

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A New Paid Sick Leave Law for Chicago — Plus Updated Minimum Wage Poster

The City of Chicago just released a poster for its new Paid Sick Leave Ordinance, which has an effective date of July 1, 2017. Plus, the city released an updated Minimum Wage poster, showing wage information from July 1, 2017 through July 1, 2020. Keep reading to find out what’s happening in the Windy City! Details of the Paid Sick Leave Poster As of July 1, 2017, employers who maintain

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Q&A: Illinois Concealed Carry Act Poster

Q:  Will the poster/sign for the new Illinois Firearm Concealed Carry Act be added to the Illinois labor law poster?  A: The sign requirement only applies to “owners of any statutorily prohibited area or private property where the owner prohibits the carrying of firearms”, according to the Illinois State Police. In addition, the sign must be posted at the entrance to the building. For these reasons the Concealed Carry Prohibited Area

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Q&A: IL & WA Labor Law Posters

Q:  By any chance, do you happen to know if Illinois and Washington will have new state posters:  Illinois (social media password and gender identity law), and Washington (leave time off)? A: None of these laws require new state posters. Illinois – HB3782 governing social media use in the workplace was signed into law 8/1/12 and goes into effect 1/1/13.  This law does not require a poster. Civil Rights Act:  Illinois

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