Illinois Overtime Law


Illinois Minimum Wage Law

Minimum wage in Illinois is $8.00 per hour for those individuals who are 18 years and older. Employees who do NOT receive tips may be paid $7.50 for the first 90 days with employer. Those under 18 years of age may be paid at the rate of $7.50 per hour.


Illinois Tipped Minimum Wage


Tipped employees must be paid minimum wage, but an employer may take credit for the employee’s tips in an amount not to exceed 40% of the wages. An employer may pay a training wage for tipped employees 18 and over in the amount of $4.50 for the first 90 days if applying the tip credit of 40% or $7.50 if not utilizing the tip credit. After 90 days, the rate must be increased to $4.80 if utilizing the tip credit of 40% or $8.00 if not utilizing the tip credit.


Illinois Overtime Law

You are entitled to pay at time and one half your regular rate of pay if you worked over 40 hours in a workweek.

To learn more about Illinois Wage and Hour Law and Illinois Overtime Law visit the Illinois Department of Labor at http://www.state.il.us/Agency/idol/FAQ/qamwot.htm

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