Minimum Wage Boost, Fair Workweek Enhancements Take Effect July 1 | Latino Voices | Chicago News

 A rise to Chicago’s minimal wage and enhancements to the Truthful Workweek Ordinance take impact July 1.

Andy Fox, director of labor requirements for the Chicago Division of Enterprise Affairs and Shopper Safety(BACP), stated that the legal guidelines are meant to keep up sturdy protections for all Chicago staff.

Any worker that works two hours or extra within the metropolis inside a two-week interval should additionally obtain no less than the Chicago minimal wage.  

“These are low wage staff all through town of Chicago. And relatively than deal with the employers within the metropolis, we deal with the employee. So if any employee within the metropolis of Chicago performs work throughout the geographic boundaries of town, they develop into a lined worker,” Fox stated.

The Chicago minimal wage is tiered for giant companies with 21 or extra staff, and small companies with 4-20 staff. The minimal wage for bigger staff will increase yearly in response to the Shopper Value Index or 2.5%, whichever is decrease, since reaching $15 per hour in 2021. The minimal wage for small companies continues to extend towards $15 per hour by 2023. The minimal wage as of July 1, 2022 will likely be:  

• $15.40 for employers with 21 or extra staff (together with all home staff, whatever the quantity employed)  

• $14.50 for employers with 4-20 staff 

• The minimal wage for tipped staff will likely be $9.24 for employers with 21 or extra staff, and $8.70 for employers with 4-20 staff (employers should make up the distinction between any suggestions obtained and the relevant minimal wage for non-tipped staff.)  

Along with the minimal wage enhance, enhancements to the Truthful Workweek Ordinance would require employers in lined industries to publish work schedules with no less than 14 days’ discover, a rise from the earlier 10 days’ discover. Workers might want to earn lower than $29.35 per hour or $56,381.85 per yr to realize safety below the Truthful Workweek Ordinance. Lined industries embrace constructing providers, well being care, lodge, manufacturing, restaurant, retail, or warehouse providers.  

Fox stated his workplace has not obtained a lot pushback on the legal guidelines thus removed from town’s companies.

“Good employers are simply desirous about compliance. They’re not desirous about complaining, they don’t have time to complain. They’re managing the identical issues all of us as customers are attempting to handle like their fuel, hire. Every thing goes up on this economic system proper now in order that they’re attempting to handle issues,” he stated.

Employers desirous about studying extra in regards to the modifications can watch the webinars Employer Obligations Beneath Chicago’s Minimal Wage Ordinance and Employer Obligations Beneath Chicago’s Truthful Workweek Ordinance.

On July 23, BACP will host a free in-person Small Enterprise Expo from 10:00 a.m.- 2:00 p.m. at Kennedy-King Faculty that includes business consultants, authorities companies, academic workshops, and a networking hour. 

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