In response to the evolving COVID-19 pandemic, the City of Chicago has joined the State of Illinois in issuing a Stay at Home order effective Saturday, March 21st at 5pm CT. In addition, City of Chicago facilities are closed to the public. Staff are prioritizing essential services to protect the health and safety of our residents and employees. As such, we may be delayed in responding to non-essential inquiries and service requests. To stay up to date on the City of Chicago’s COVID-19 response, please visit the City Coronavirus Response Center site.
As of July 1, 2019 the Chicago Minimum Wage is $13.00. The minimum wage for tipped employee is $6.40. For more information go to Minimum Wage.
Pursuant to the Chicago Minimum Wage and Paid Sick Leave Ordinance, MCC Chapter 1-24, beginning on July 1, 2019 the minimum hourly wage for Covered Employees will increase from $12.00 to $13.00 per hour.
The hourly wage for Covered Employees engaged in occupations receiving gratuities will increase from $6.25 to $6.40 per hour. Under both Illinois law and the Chicago ordinance, if an employee's wages plus tips do not equal at least the number of hours worked times the applicable minimum wage, his or her employer must make up the difference.
An employer is subject to the Chicago Minimum Wage and Paid Sick Leave Ordinance if it maintains a business facility in Chicago and/ or is subject to one or more of the City's licensing requirements.
Any employee qualifies for the City minimum wage if he or she (1) works for such an employer (2) while physically present in Chicago (3) for at least two hours within any two-week period.
The ordinance covers all qualifying employees, including domestic workers, day laborers, and home health care workers.
The following workers are NOT covered by the ordinance:
For more information, go to Minimum Wage.