Wage Alert: Chicago Minimum Wage Increase Effective July 1, 2015
Effective July 1, 2015, the minimum wage in Chicago is now $10.00 per hour (subject to only a handful of exceptions), and for tipped workers, the minimum wage has increased to $5.45 per hour. This minimum wage increase is part of a broader plan to gradually increase the minimum wage in Chicago to $13.00 per hour by July 1, 2019. Employers with employees in Chicago must ensure that they are in compliance with local wage laws, in addition to federal and state requirements.
For additional details on current and upcoming wage increases, as well as answers to frequently asked questions, please visit the City of Chicago’s Web site by clicking here.
For more information or if you have any questions, contact your Much Shelist attorney.