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 the tipped wage increases to $5.25 per hour.

Posting Requirements

As we informed customers last year around this time, in addition to the 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.

Our combination Chicago and Cook County poster is the perfect solution because it includes all the required city and county notices employers must post in their workplaces:

  • For Chicago: Minimum Wage and Paid Sick Leave notices
  • For Cook County: Minimum Wage and Earned Sick Leave notices

Employers in Cook County whose businesses are located outside of Chicago are required to post the notices we provide on our  separate Cook County, Illinois  labor law poster (Minimum Wage and Earned Sick Leave).

If you are unsure about which posters you need, please contact us at (800) 322-3636. One of our compliance experts will be happy to help you find the best solution for your business.

We Can Keep You in Compliance

If you order our City/County Poster 1-Year Plan, you will automatically receive the updated Chicago IL and Cook County IL combined poster as soon as it is available. For a Cook County Poster. And because we offer free poster updates for mandatory changes—no matter how many occur during the plan year—you can always count on Poster Compliance Center to keep your business in compliance!