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June 6, 2022

Public Health


Illinois Senate releases fall veto session dates

 The Illinois Senate has released a schedule for its fall veto session dates. The chamber plans to meet for six days, Nov. 15 through 17 and Nov. 29 through Dec. 1.

The House has not yet posted any dates for its fall session.

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Chicago minimum wage increase, Fair Workweek amendments take effect July 1

Chicago ’s minimum wage rises every year on July 1st, and increases are tied to both the Consumer Price Index and the number of employees at a given business. Chicago ’s minimum wage as of July 1, 2022 will be:

  • $15.40 for employers with 21 or more employees (including all domestic workers, regardless of the number employed)
  • $14.50 for employers with 4-20 employees
  • The minimum wage for tipped employees will be $9.24 for employers with 21 or more employees, and $8.70 for employers with 4-20 employees (employers must make up the difference between any tips received and the applicable minimum wage for non-tipped workers.)

Also on July 1, 2022, scheduled enhancements to the Fair Workweek Ordinance will require employers in covered industries to post work schedules with at least 14 days ’ notice, an increase from the previous 10 days ’ notice. In another change, employees will need to earn less than $29.35 per hour or $56,381.85 per year to gain protection under the Fair Workweek Ordinance. Covered industries include building services, healthcare, hotel, manufacturing, restaurant, retail, or warehouse services.


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