Starting on July 1, 2020, minimum wage will increase in Illinois, Cook County and Chicago. Illinois minimum wage will increase to $10.00 per hour and the minimum wage for tipped employees will increase to $6.00 per hour. Cook County suburbs that opted into the Cook County Minimum Wage Ordinance will increase minimum wage to $13.00 per hour and the minimum wage for tipped employees will increase to $5.30 per hour. Chicago will still have the highest minimum wage in Illinois with an increase to $14.00 per hour on July 1, 2020, and an increase for tipped employees to $8.40 per hour.
Employers in Chicago are required to provide employees a written minimum wage notice with the first paycheck after July 1, 2020. Employers outside of Chicago are not required to inform their employees of increased minimum wage. Federal law requires that all tipped employees receive notice that the employer is taking the tip credit.