The Cook County Commission on Human Rights just released a new Minimum Wage notice that includes updated wage information effective July 1, 2018.

The Cook County Minimum Wage Ordinance applies to:

  • Employers who have at least 4 employees and maintain a business facility in the county, or have a business license issued by the county
  • Employees who work at least 2 hours for an employer in the county within a period of 2 weeks

What’s Cooking in Cook County?

Minimum Wage Update

The updated Cook County Minimum Wage notice includes minimum wage rates from July 1, 2018, through July 1, 2020. Tipped wages, which are based on inflation, are announced each year, on or before June 1.

Effective July 1, 2018:

  • The minimum wage for non-tipped workers is $11.00 per hour.
  • The minimum wage for tipped workers is $5.10 per hour, excluding tips.

The Best Way to Stay in Compliance

To make posting requirements easy for Chicago employers, who are required to post the City of Chicago and the Cook County workplace notices, we have created a combined Chicago IL/Cook County IL labor law poster.

However, employers in Cook County whose businesses are located outside of Chicago are required to post the notices we provide on our separate Cook County IL labor law poster.

If you are unsure about which poster you need, please contact one of our compliance experts at (800) 322-3636, and we’ll help you determine the best solution for your business.

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