Minimum wage in Illinois to increase to $13 per hour

(KBSI) – The Illinois minimum wage will increase another dollar in the new year.

The new required minimum wage will be $13 an hour starting Sunday, January 1, 2023.

Minimum wage workers are encouraged to keep an eye on their paychecks in the new year as any time worked in 2023 must reflect the new $13 an hour minimum wage.

There have been five increases in the state minimum wage since Governor JB Pritzker signed legislation in 2019 that establishes a schedule of wage increases. Illinois is on the path to a $15 an hour minimum wage by 2025.

Prior to these minimum wage increases in 2020, the last time workers in Illinois received an increase in the minimum wage was in 2010.

The minimum wage for workers who regularly earn tips will increase to $7.80 an hour on January 1. These workers must still earn the minimum wage after receiving tips, or the employer is required to make up the difference. Workers under 18 who work fewer than 650 hours a year will earn a minimum wage of $10.50 per hour beginning January 1.

All employers in Illinois are required to post the “Your Rights Under Illinois Employment Laws” poster in the workplace where notices to employees are regularly posted.

Employees can file a minimum wage complaint with Illinois Department of Labor or by calling the Minimum Wage Toll Free Hotline: (800) 478-3998.

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