Illinois is one of 45 states that have enacted minimum wage laws. Illinois minimum wage law covers businesses with 4 or more employees. The minimum wage in Illinois is $1.00 greater than the current Federal minimum wage rate of $7.25.
Various legislative attempts have been made to increase the Illinois minimum wage but all of them have failed to date. However, Illinois voters will have a chance to weigh in on the minimum wage question soon. An advisory referendum in November 2014 will ask them whether the state should raise the minimum wage to $10.00 per hour.
Please realize that the Illinois minimum wages cited above may have changed since we posted this minimum wage information. State minimum wages can change because new laws are enacted or because old laws contained scheduled increases. You should also be aware that state law often exempts particular company types, occupations and industries. To get the latest minimum wages for Illinois, visit www.dol.gov.
Last Updated: June 27, 2014.
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