Mandatory Poster Updates: Chicago, Cook County, & IL Higher Ed

2019 Illinois Poster Updates

2019 Municipal 
Minimum Wage Posters
Effective July 1, 2019!
· Required for employers with facilities in Cook County or the City of Chicago.
Sexual Harassment in Higher Education Poster
Effective immediately! 
· Required for universities, colleges, and other post-secondary educational institutions.
2019 City of Chicago, IL
Minimum Wage and Paid Sick Leave Poster
Illinois Sexual Harassment in Higher Education Poster
      
2019 Cook County, IL
Minimum Wage and Earned Sick Leave Poster

City of Chicago, IL Minimum Wage 
The Chicago Minimum Wage and Paid Sick Leave Poster has been updated to reflect the minimum wage and overtime rates effective as of July 1, 2019:
  • Minimum Wage for Non-Tipped Employees: $13.00
  • Overtime Rate for Non-Tipped Employees: $19.50
  • Minimum Wage for Tipped Employees: $6.40
  • Overtime Rate for Tipped Employees: $12.90
The current Chicago Minimum Wage notice must be posted in a conspicuous place in each facility located within the geographic boundaries of the City where any covered employee works. (Municipal Code of Chicago, Sec. 1-24-070) Employers are also required to provide a copy of the notice to covered employees with their first paycheck after the wage increases go into effect.
Cook County, IL Minimum Wage

The Cook County Minimum Wage and Earned Sick Leave Poster has been updated to reflect the base minimum wage rate effective as of July 1, 2019. The general minimum wage for non-tipped employees will increase to $12.00 per hour while the base minimum wage for tipped employees will increase to $5.25 per hour.
An employer with 4 or more employees (or 1 or more domestic workers) must post the current Cook County Minimum Wage Poster in each facility located within the geographic boundaries of Cook County where a covered employee works. (Code of Ordinances of Cook County, Sec. 42-19) Employers are also required to provide a copy of the notice to covered employees with their first paycheck after the wage increases go into effect.
Illinois Sexual Harassment in Higher Education Poster
The Illinois Sexual Harassment in Higher Education Poster has been revised to reflect legal changes to the Illinois Human Rights Act which are already in effect:
  • Students who need immediate help are advised to contact the Illinois Sexual Harassment and Discrimination Helpline. The telephone number, TTY number, and website URL are now provided on the poster.
  • The period in which a student can file a charge of sexual harassment has been expanded to 300 days from the alleged incident.
  • The URL to access charge forms on the Illinois Department of Human Rights website has been updated.
The Illinois Sexual Harassment in Higher Education Poster satisfies notice requirements which apply to every publicly or privately operated university, college, community college, junior college, business or vocational school, or other educational institution offering degrees and instruction beyond the secondary school level operating in the state of Illinois. (775 ILCS 5/5A-101.1)

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