The current minimum wage in Illinois is $9.25, but will increase over the next few years as follows:
June 1, 2020: $10.00
January 1, 2021: $11.00
January 1, 2022: $12.00
January 1, 2023: $13.00
January 1, 2024: $14.00
Janary 1, 2025: $15.00
The minimum wage for tipped employees is $4.95.
If an employer pays their employees the tipped minimum wage, they must also ensure the employee is making the standard minimum wage after tips are earned.
Employees must be paid at a rate of 1 ½ times their regular rate for any work performed past 40 hours in a workweek, unless the employee is exempt.
The federal overtime rule stipulates that the minimum salary requirement for administrative, professional, and executive exemptions is $684 per week, or $35,568 per year. Workers making at least this salary level may be eligible for overtime based on their job duties.
Employees who work 7 ½ continuous hours must be provided with a meal break of at least 20 minutes.
It must be given to an employee no later than 5 hours after their shift starts.
It can be unpaid.
Employees under the age of 16 must be given a meal period of at least 30 minutes if they are scheduled to work more than 5 consecutive hours.