Recently, the Democratic supermajority in the Illinois House easily passed a new minimum wage law. The bill, which will boost the state’s minimum wage from $8.25 to $15 an hour over the next six years, is expected to be signed by Democratic Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker. The new law includes provisions which may leave many Illinois employers in a legal lurch and facing potentially crippling legal bills and court orders, should they find themselves sued by employees who claim they were shorted pay.
In "Employers could face massive legal bills under new Illinois minimum wage law," Sara Zorich and Michael Wong give input on the new law and what this means for employers.