With a $15/hour minimum wage looming, Illinois employers should make certain they are well aware of Illinois wage and hour laws. From overtime, to minimum wage, to 1 Day Rest in 7 requirements, there are many pitfalls for Illinois based employers to identify and avoid. In fact, the stakes will soon be so crippling that getting "it" wrong could kill the business.
While SB1 will raise the minimum wage, the damages for not calculating minimum wage or paying overtime (even if it's caused by clerical mistakes or a rogue supervisor's ignorance) will soon be so financially punitive that a business could face financial peril.
Please join Management-Side Labor & Employment Attorneys, Jeff Risch and Sara Zorich, of SmithAmundsen LLC, for a timely discussion of not only Illinois' $15 minimum wage law and what it truly means for employers, but a summary of the key wage & hour issues and problems facing every employer operating in Illinois.