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2024 Minimum Wage Increases

Changes Effective 01/01/2024

The following minimum wage rates went into effect on 01/01/2024, and will not increase until 01/01/2025:

 Base Minimum Wage - $14.00/hour

Tipped Employees - $8.40/hour

Youths (Under 18, working less than 650 hours per Calendar Year) - $12/hour 

Note: Any new employees over age 18 may, at the employers' discretion be paid up to $0.50/hour less than the applicable minimum wage rate until their new hire probation period of 90 days from the date of hire has been completed. 

Additionally, once an employee under the age of 18 works more than 650 hours for the employer during any calendar year, they must then be paid the regular (over 18) wage rate. 

Overtime is based on 1.5x the regular pay rate, and accrues after the first 40 total hours of the employee during the work week.  

For more information, please see the Illinois Dept. of Labor website's FAQ section at: Illinois Department of Labor