As another year nears its end and we look towards 2022, we wanted to take a moment to remind our clients of the next installment in the Illinois scheduled minimum wage increases. It is important to know what these changes look like whether you are a business owner or an individual receiving minimum wage.
January 1, 2022, triggers the next scheduled increase with Illinois minimum wage rising from $11.00 to $12.00 per hour. The minimum wage will continue to increase by $1.00 per hour each January 1st until it reaches $15.00 per hour on January 1, 2025.
This scheduled increase also impacts the tipped employee wage rate, which is 60% of the hourly minimum wage. Effective January 1, 2022, the tipped wage rate will increase to $7.20 per hour and continue to increase annually based on minimum wage increases.
Below is a breakdown of Illinois’ scheduled minimum wage rate increases by year.
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“Andrea is the lead team member of our payroll department,” firm partner Shelly Casella-Dercole says. “She is great at following through with clients and resolving payroll issues. She is also excellent at adapting to various client accounting systems to get payroll done on the client’s system rather than ours.”