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New minimum wage rates coming July 1

June 26, 2020
The minimum wage in Illinois increases to $10 on July 1, up from $9.25. New employees can be paid up to 50 cents less per hour during their first 90 days of employment. For employees under age 18 who work less than 650 hours per calendar year, hourly pay can remain at $8.
 
Beginning Jan. 1, 2021, and on each subsequent New Year’s Day through 2025, the minimum wage will increase by $1, settling at $15 an hour on Jan. 1, 2025.
 
Businesses in Cook County and Chicago and select home rule communities are subject to higher minimum wage rates. The Cook rate increases July 1 to $13 an hour, up from $12, and Chicago increases to $14 an hour, up from $13.
 
Indiana follows the federal minimum wage guideline, currently set at $7.25 an hour.
 
 

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