New Minimum Wage Rates for 2018
Starting on July 1, 2018, the minimum wage for all employees who work in the City of Chicago (including domestic employees and home health care workers) will be raised to $12 per hour. In suburban Cook County, outside of the City of Chicago, the minimum wage will be raised to $11 per hour, effective as of the same date. The Illinois minimum wage for areas outside of Cook County will remain at $8.25 per hour.
Many other states and municipalities had minimum wage increases that went into effect on January 1, 2018, including, as just a few examples: Arizona ($10.50 per hour), California ($11 per hour, with higher minimums in several cities), Colorado ($10.20), Michigan ($9.25), New Jersey ($8.60), and Washington ($11).
If you have questions or need additional information, please contact an employment attorney at Golan Christie Taglia, LLP.