2020–2021 Minimum Wage Increases for City of Chicago, IL

The City of Chicago has updated its Minimum Wage notice to reflect new wage requirements for 2020 and 2021. Below we’ve outlined all the details for Chicago employers and employees.   Effective January 1, 2020:   The minimum wage for youth workers is $8.00 per hour. Effective July 1, 2020:   The minimum wage for large employers (21 or more employees) will increase to $14.00 per hour. The minimum wage for tipped

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2020–2021 Minimum Wage Increases for City of Chicago, IL

The City of Chicago has updated its Minimum Wage notice to reflect new wage requirements for 2020 and 2021. Below we’ve outlined all the details for Chicago employers and employees.   Effective January 1, 2020:   The minimum wage for youth workers is $8.00 per hour. Effective July 1, 2020:   The minimum wage for large employers (21 or more employees) will increase to $14.00 per hour. The minimum wage for tipped

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Sexual Harassment Laws Apply to Small Businesses TOO

The trend continues: three more states now require large and small employers to train their employees to prevent workplace sexual harassment. Connecticut As part of the Time’s Up Act, Connecticut employers with at least three employees need to provide sexual harassment training. This includes training on the illegality of sexual harassment and remedies available to victims. The Connecticut Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities’ two-hour training must be completed for

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New State Laws to Protect Recreational Marijuana Users

It’s time for employers in Illinois and Nevada to update their employment policies to reflect the new state marijuana laws that went into effect in January 2020. Here is a breakdown of the laws, their impact on employers, and the policy revisions that may be needed as a result of the new laws.   Illinois Cannabis Regulation and Tax Act Recreational drug use is now legal in Illinois under the

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Illinois Labor Law Alert: Longer Workday Breaks Required for Some Workers

Many states have enacted laws that give employees the right to take short workday breaks, even though federal law does not require it. Like California and New York, Illinois has specific requirements for meal and rest breaks. This law is commonly called the “One Day Rest in Seven Act” in Illinois.     Here is a summary of the Illinois requirements:   Meal Breaks in Illinois   Illinois law requires

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Illinois Updates Employees' Rights

  The Illinois Department of Labor (DOL) has issued updates to the Your Rights Under Illinois Employment Laws notice, which has a revision date of 12/19.   MINIMUM WAGE Effective January 1, 2020, the minimum wage in Illinois is $9.25 per hour. The DOL has now provided a chart on the Your Rights notice outlining minimum wage increases through 2025. Employers should note that the next increase for the state

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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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