According to the City of Chicago notice, tipped workers are those who receive tips as part of their wage, like restaurant servers. If a tipped worker’s wages plus tips do not equal at least the full minimum wage, the employer must make up the difference.
The increase on July 1st marks the final adjustment of the yearly incremental minimum wage increase granting small business employees a minimum wage of $15 per hour.
Also, beginning on July 1st, the Fair Workweek Ordinance will also introduce updated compensation metrics, including predictable work schedules and compensation for changes. The press release from Mayor Brandon Johnson’s office states that those employees covered by the ordinance include any individuals who work in seven “covered” industries. Those industries include the following:
- Building services
- Health care
- Warehouse services
Individuals from these “covered” industries must earn less than or equal to $30.80 an hour, or less than or equal to $59,161.50 per year, and work for an employer with at least 100 employees globally (250 employees and 30 locations for a restaurant).