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Sara Whaley (Davey) helps clients navigate a diverse range of labor and employment law issues, from preventative counseling and policy development to defending clients at the federal, state, and administrative level.

On January 1, 2024, the Illinois Minimum Wage will rise to $14 per hour for individual who are 18 years and older. New employees in the first 90 days of employment over the age of 18 may be paid up to 50 cents less per hour. Youths under the age of 18 who work fewer than 650 hours per calendar year may be paid $12 per hour. Tipped employees may be paid 60% of the hourly minimum wage, which for 2024 will be $8.40. The state minimum wage applies to employers of four or more employees.Continue Reading Illinois Minimum Wage Increases on January 1, 2024

In welcome news for employers, the Chicago City Council passed an amendment to the new Chicago Paid Leave and Paid Sick and Safe Leave Ordinance, which will delay implementation of paid leave requirements from December 31, 2023, to July 1, 2024. The ordinance significantly expands paid leave requirements for Chicago employers and includes some of

Illinois Governor Jay Pritzker signed into law the Paid Leave for All Workers Act (PLFAW) on March 13, 2023, adopting the bill that the Illinois General Assembly passed on January 10, 2023. The law guarantees all Illinois workers at least 40 hours of paid leave (or a pro rata amount, depending on the number of