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 Your Rights Under Illinois Employment Laws (English) PDF

The Your Rights Under Illinois Employment Laws (English) is a labor law posters poster by the Illinois Department Of Labor. This is a mandatory posting for all employers in Illinois, and businesses who fail to comply may be subject to fines or sanctions.

Displaying this poster in the workplace satisfies the posting requirements for the Illinois Department of Labor. This poster includes the information needed for Wage Payment and Collection Act, Child Labor Law, Minimum Wage Law, Equal Pay Act, Victims' Economic Security and Safety Act and the One Day Rest in Seven Act. Employees must be paid no less than $8.25 per hour while employees who receive tips must obtain at least 60% of the minimum wage rate.

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Minimum Wage $11.00 per hour 
(Effective Jan. 1, 2021)	 and Overtime	 
 Coverage:  Applies to employers with 4 or more employees. 
Domestic workers are covered even if the employer only has 1 
worker. Certain workers are not covered by the Minimum Wage Law 
and some workers may be paid less than the minimum wage under 
limited conditions.  For more information, visit our website. 	
wage Increases schedule above).	
• Tipped Employees:  Must be paid at least 60% of the applicable 
minimum wage.  If an employee’s tips combined with the wages 
from the employer do not equal the minimum wage, the employer 
must make up the difference. 	
• Overtime:  Most hourly employees and some salaried employees 
are covered by the overtime law and must be compensated at time 
and one-half of their regular pay for hours worked over 40 in a 
  Hotline:  1-800-478-3998 	
Unpaid Wages 
Wage Payment and Collection Act 
• Employees must receive their final compensation, including earned 
wages, vacation pay, commissions and bonuses on their next 
regularly scheduled payday. 	
• Unauthorized deductions from paychecks are not allowed except as 
specified by law. 	
• Employers must reimburse employees for all necessary 
expenditures or losses incurred by an employee during the scope of 
employment and related to services performed for the employer. 
Employee must submit reimbursement request within 30 calendar 
days unless an employer policy allows for additional time to submit.	
Equal Pay Act 
• Requires employers to pay equal wages to men and women 
doing the same or substantially similar work, unless such wage 
differences are based upon a seniority system, a merit system, 
or factors other than gender.  
• Employers and employment agencies are banned from asking 
applicants past wage and compensation histories.  
• Employees may disclose or discuss their own salaries, 
benefits, and other compensation with their co-workers and 
• Employers are not allowed to pay less to African American 
employees versus a non-African American employees. 
Hotline:  1-866-EPA-IDOL  
Domestic or Sexual Violence Leave 
Victims’ Economic Security and Safety Act 
Provides employees who are victims of domestic or sexual 
violence, or who have family members who are victims, with up 
to 12 weeks of unpaid leave during a 12-month period. 
Phone:  312-793-6797  
Meal and Rest Periods 
One Day Rest in Seven Act 
• Provides employees with 24 consecutive hours of rest each 
calendar week.	
• Employers may obtain permits from the Department allowing 
employees to voluntarily work seven consecutive days.	
• Employees working 7	1/2 continuous hours must be allowed a 
meal period of at least 20 minutes no later than 5 hours after 
the start of work.	
  Phone:  312-793-2804 	
Child Labor 
Workers under Age 16 
• Children under the age of 14 may not 
work in most jobs, except under limited 
• 14 and 15-year-olds may work if the 
following requirements are met: 
• Employment certificates have been 
issued by the school district and 
filed with the Department of Labor 
confirming that a minor is old 
enough to work, physically  capable 
to perform the job, and that the job 
will not interfere with the minor’s 
     	• The work is not deemed a hazardous 
occupation (a full listing can be 
found on our website); 	
     	• Work is limited to 3 hours per day 
on school days, 8 hours per day on 
non-school days and no more than 6 
days or 48 hours per week;  	
     	• Work is performed only between the 
hours of 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. during the 
school year (7 a.m. to 9 p.m. June 
through September); and 	
     	• A 30-minute meal period is provided 
no later than the fifth hour of work. 	
      Hotline:  1-800-645-5784 
Printed by the Authority of the State of Illinois.  IL452-03/21 300  IOCI 21-0698	
Your Rights Under 
Illinois Employment LawsYour Rights Under 
Illinois Employment Laws	
This is a summary of laws that satisfies Illinois Department of Labor posting requirements.  For a complete text of the laws, visit our website at:	 	 	
For more information or to file a complaint, contact us at: 	
524 South 2nd St, Suite 400, Springfield, IL 62701 	• Springfield 217-782-6206 	• 160 N. LaSalle, St, Suite C-1300, Chicago, IL 60601 	•
 Chicago 312-793-2800 	• Marion 618-993-7090	 	
State of Illinois 
Department of Labor	
Wage Increases Schedule	 
Effective Jan. 1, 2021	
 . . . . . . .	$11.00 
Effective Jan. 1, 2022	
 . . . . . .	$12.00 
Effective Jan. 1, 2023	
 . . . . . .	$13.00 
Effective Jan. 1, 2024	
 . . . . . .	$14.00 
Effective Jan. 1, 2025	
 . . . . . .	$15.00

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