23 Jun

June 2021 Illinois HR Legal Updates

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Cook County Suspends Minimum Wage Hike

Update Applicable to:
Employers operating in the unincorporated areas of Cook County.

What happened?
Officials in Cook County have postponed the originally planned minimum wage increase that would have gone into effect July 1, 2021.

What are the details?
In response to the high unemployment level inside Cook County, officials have suspended this year’s minimum wage increase, per the Minimum Wage Ordinance. For the minimum wage increase to be suspended the unemployment rate needs to be higher than 8.5%, which was met in the previous year.

The official announcement may be found here.

What do employers need to do?
Employers will not need to take any action in response to this update.

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