Minimum Wage Increases in Chicago and Cook County

Effective July 1, 2022 Chicago and Cook County will require a new minimum wage. These new wage requirements may differ based on certain qualifiers such as the number of employees at a business and whether workers are tipped.

In Chicago, minimum wage will increase to $15.40 for large employers and $14.50 for small employers with at least 4 employees. Businesses that employ tipped workers may pay a lower minimum wage. However, if wages and tips for these employees equal less than minimum wage for non-tipped workers, the employer will need to pay employees the difference.

In Cook County, minimum wage will increase to $13.35 for non-tipped workers and $7.40 for tipped workers.

More information regarding minimum wage can be found through the links for each respective jurisdiction: ChicagoCook County.

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