Chicago Minimum Wage & Paid Sick Leave Poster Description
All businesses licensed to operate with the city of Chicago, Illinois with employees covered by the City’s Worker Protections Law must post the Chicago Minimum Wage & Paid Sick Leave Poster. Individuals and entities covered by the law and major features of the poster include:
- The Chicago Minimum Wage provisions (MCC 6-105-020) provide for annual minimum wage rate increases effective each July 1.
- The Minimum Wage provisions of the Law apply to employers who maintain a facility in the City. The Minimum Wage provisions cover any employee who, in any particular two-week period, performs at least two hours of work for an employer while physically present within the geographic boundaries of the City. The Minimum Wage provisions also cover domestic workers.
- The Minimum Wage section identifies the effective minimum wage and overtime rate for employers with 21 or more employees and the minimum wage rate for employers with 4-20 employees, the youth work minimum wage and overtime rate, and tipped employee minimum wage and overtime rate. The posting also identifies the minimum wage rate for domestic workers.
Paid Sick Leave
- Chicago’s Paid Sick Leave provisions (MCC 6-105-045) provide covered employees with one hour of paid sick leave for every 40 hours worked, up to 40 hours a year.
- The Paid Sick Leave provisions of the Law apply to employers who maintain a business facility and households located within the geographic boundaries of the City.
- The Paid Sick Leave provisions cover hourly employees who work at least 80 hours within a 120-day period. Salaried employees are also covered. Salaried employees accrue one hour of paid sick leave for each week worked.
- Employees may use Paid Sick Leave for their own illness, injury or medical care or to care for a family member with a heath need, to handle matters related to domestic violence or a sex offense, or due to closure of the business or a child’s school.
- The Paid Sick Leave section explains accrual rate, hours available for use in the first year, and total hours available in a 12-month period.
- The Wage Theft (MCC 6-105-050) section defines wage theft, explains when wage payment is due, and describes employee remedies and employer penalties for violations.
- Employers must post the current Chicago Minimum Wage & Paid Sick Leave Poster in a conspicuous place at the place of employment and provided to each employee with the employee’s first paycheck.
- The Poster provides city contact information and website for additional information.
This poster is available in English and Spanish.
- It is unlawful for any employer to discriminate in any manner or take any adverse action against any covered employee in retaliation for exercising their rights.
- Any employer who violates the law is subject to a fine of $500.00 to $1,000.00 for each offense. Each day that a violation continues shall constitute a separate and distinct offense to which a separate fine shall apply.
- Any employer who violates the law may be subject to civil action.