In Illinois, the minimum wage for an employee, who is 18 years or older, is set at $8.25 an hour. Anyone under the age of 18 may be paid $7.75 per hour. For employees that do not receive tips, their pay rate may start at $7.75 per hour, for the first 90 days of employment. Tipped employees are paid a minimum wage rate of $4.65 for the first 90 days and $4.95 after 90 days, but they could have up to 40% of their tips taken out by their employer.
Employers have an obligation to know the minimum wage laws and are required to keep a poster that explains the Fair Labor Standards Act provisions, in a visible place for employees to read. If for some reason, your company decides to pay a worker less than what is mandated by federal minimum wage laws, or neglects to follow the overtime pay guidelines, you could end up going to court for minimum wage violations and face maximum penalties.
The Miller Law Firm, P.C. helps to keep employers informed of their legal obligations to workers, regardless of the type of work being performed. While focusing on small to midsize companies within the service industry, our firm can provide aggressive employment defense for FLSA Litigation matters and class action lawsuits.
With in-depth understanding of how companies should operate under the strict federal and state regulations, Schaumburg attorney, Richard J. Miller, helps businesses to stay abreast of the changing minimum wage laws.
Contact the Miller Law Firm, P.C. in Schaumburg, Illinois, to learn more about our legal services, during a free initial consultation. We can assess your legal situation if you feel you have been in violation of the minimum wage laws. Call (847) 995-1205 to set up an appointment today.