Illinois 2008 Minimum Wage

Chicago Illinois

Effective July 1, 2008 the minimum wage increases to $7.75 per hour.

Illinois Department of Labor has issued its latest revisions to the labor law poster to include the updated minimum wage. The previous minimum wage for Illinois was $7.50 per hour, and is now $7.75 per hour as of July 1, 2008.

The new rate was not on the previous minimum wage poster, although there was a sentence explaining future increases. A sentence stating that the Illinois minimum wage will increase by another 25 cents per hour on July 1, 2009, and 2010 is on the revised Illinois labor law poster.

The Illinois minimum wage rates as of July 1, 2008, for those under 18 years of age ($7.25 per hour or $4.35 per hour with tips) are listed on the revised poster. Those new rates were not on the previous poster and there was no information about them.

The new minimum wage rate with a 40 percent tip credit ($4.65 per hour as of July 1, 2008) is also included on the revised Illinois labor law poster.