Illinois Attorney Sean Darke Summarizes Illinois’ New Minimum Wage Law
On February 19, 2019, Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker signed the Illinois General Assembly SB0001 increasing the Illinois minimum wage to $15 by the year 2025, joining California, Massachusetts, New York and New Jersey as the only States to increase the minimum wage to $15.00/hour. The Illinois General Assembly also included a small tax incentive for businesses that have fewer than 50 employees that will be phased out over time. The first of two incremental changes will be implemented January 1, 2020.
Chicago attorney Sean F. Darke’s Litchfield Alert, “Illinois’ New Minimum Wage Law” summarizes these changes and the stiff penalties associated with violation of these new laws, including other anticipated laws that were previously vetoed in Illinois and may likely resurface throughout 2019.