The average employee probably does not know what all their rights are on the job. They may also not feel comfortable asking their employer or going to the human resources person in their company with a problem. So, when you have questions about your treatment on the job, especially about your pay, it may be time to reach out to a wage lawyer in Chicago.
Minimum Wage in Illinois
Currently, the minimum wage in Illinois is $10.00 per hour. Prior to January 1, 2020, the minimum wage was $8.25 per hour. On January 1, minimum wage earners received a $1.00 per hour raise and on July 1 it was increased to $10.00 per hour.
However, if you work in Cook County, you are entitled to a $13.00 per hour minimum wage, and $13.50 if you work in the City of Chicago. In 2019, Governor Pritzker into law making Illinois among the first states to provide for a minimum wage increase to $15.00 per hour by 2025.
If you are an hourly wage worker and are not being paid what the law allows, you may need to speak with a wage lawyer in Chicago.
Overtime Pay in Illinois
You are entitled to one-and-a-half times your hourly salary for time you work over 40 hours per week. If you have been refused overtime, contact a wage lawyer in Chicago to discuss what actions may be taken.
Call for a Consultation Today
For more information about your rights on the job, visit The Offices of Caffarelli & Associates Ltd. online or call (312) 763-6880.