Lawyers and Settlements
Advertisement
Home Page >> News Articles >> Change to Illinois Labor Law Boosts Mini..

Change to Illinois Labor Law Boosts Minimum Wage

. By
Champaign, ILAn important change to Illinois employment law goes into effect this July as the state increases its minimum wage to $8.25 an hour.

The increase gives Illinois the third-highest minimum wage in the nation, reports the News-Gazette.

The change to the Illinois minimum wage is a result of legislation from 2006, which bumped the figure from $6.50 to $7.50 an hour in July 2007. Increases of 25 cents an hour staggered over the next three years will ultimately boost the minimum hourly wage to $8.25.

The new wage is for adults. Those under the age of 18 will see their minimum rate increase from $7.50 to $7.75 an hour.

Workers who receive tips can be paid up to 60 percent of the minimum wage, which comes out to $4.95 an hour for adults and $4.65 an hour for minors.

According to the US Department of Labor, only Washington and Oregon have higher minimum wages than Illinois, with $8.55 and $8.40 an hour, respectively. Connecticut and Washington, DC require the same $8.25 hourly rate.

Illinois Labor Law Legal Help

If you or a loved one have suffered losses in this case, please click the link below and your complaint will be sent to an employment law lawyer who may evaluate your Illinois Labor Law claim at no cost or obligation.
Request Legal Help Now

ADD YOUR COMMENT ON THIS STORY

Fields marked * are mandatory. Please read our comment guidelines before posting.

*Name:

Note: Your name will be published with your comment.

*Email Address:

Your email will only be used if a response is needed.
*Your Comment:

Are you the defendant or a subject matter expert on this topic with an opposing viewpoint? We'd love to hear your comments here as well, or if you'd like to contact us for an interview please submit your details here.


Click to learn more about LawyersandSettlements.com