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Make sure to obtain new posters to reflect increased minimum wage

November 17, 2010

Related to the increased Illinois minimum wage effective July 1, employers are reminded to update any posters and other notices required by the federal and state departments of labor to be displayed in workplaces. 

The Web sites of the U.S. Labor Department and most state labor departments offer free electronic and printed copies of these required notices and posters in English and other languages.


The Illinois hourly minimum wage rises to $7.50 on July 1, then in additional 25-cent increments each July 1 in 2008, 2009 and 2010.  


See the Web sites [Federal]; [Illinois]; and [Indiana]



Mandatory federal posters (866-4-USA-DOL)

  • Occupational Safety and Health Act – OSHA
  • Equal Employment Opportunity Commission/Age Discrimination
  • Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993
  • Federal Minimum Wage Notice
  • Employee Polygraph Protection Notice
  • USERRA benefits (Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act)


Mandatory Illinois state posters (312-793-2800)

  • Illinois Minimum Wage Law
  • Worker’s Compensation Act
  • Unemployment Insurance Act
  • Equal Pay Act of 2003
  • Victims Economic Security and Safety Act (if 50 or more employees)


Mandatory Indiana state posters (317- 232-2655)

  • Indiana Minimum Wage/Overtime Law
  • Indiana Occupational Safety and Health Act (IOSHA)
  • Worker’s Compensation Act
  • Child labor, if applicable
  • Fair Employment
  • Unemployment Insurance