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 2 weeks

What’s Changing in the Windy City?

Updated Minimum Wage

Wage amounts for 2017 have been removed from the Minimum Wage notice and the tipped wage for 2018 has been added.

Effective July 1, 2018:

  • The minimum wage for non-tipped employees is $12.00 per hour, as provided in the previous notice.
  • The new minimum wage for tipped employees is $6.25 per hour, based on an increase in the Consumer Price Index.

How to Stay in Compliance

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.

To make posting requirements easy for Chicago employers, Poster Compliance Center now provides a  combined Chicago IL/Cook County IL  labor law poster that includes the required  city and county  notices.

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 Chicago IL and Cook County IL combined 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!