Minimum Wage

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.

See the current Ordinance for further detail. Amendments will go into effect on July 1, 2020.

Minimum Wage and Paid Sick Leave Rules are posted for public comment.  Send comments to on or before March 23, 2020. 

File a Complaint by calling 311, using CHI 311, or by filling out a Complaint Form, (Español).


Minimum Wage and Paid Sick Leave Notice



This Notice must be displayed in a conspicuous place at the place of employment and provided with each covered employee’s first paycheck.

Download Notice (English | Español) for display at the place of employment (11X17) and to be provided with first paychecks (8.5X11)




Paid Sick Leave Ordinance Information
Fair Workweek Ordinance Information
Office of Labor Standards





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