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.
The minimum wage in Chicago is currently $13 an hour. Tipped workers (workers who receive tips as part of their wage, like restaurant servers) currently have a minimum wage of $6.40 an hour. If a tipped worker’s wages plus tips do not equal at least the full minimum wage, the employer must make up the difference.
Chicago’s minimum wage goes up every July 1st, and is dependent on the number of employees at a business. See the notice below for more information.