The bill would increase the minimum wage for those above the age of 18 from $8.25 (current) to $9.25 by January 2020, $10.00 by July 1, 2020, $11.00 by January 1, 2021, $12.00 by January 2022, $13 by January 2023, $14 by January 2024, and $15 by January 2025. The bill would also make similar increases for those under 18 with the final wage being $13 per hour by 2025. The bill also includes a tax credit for employers with less than 50 employees. However, as drafted, the credit is not as straightforward as it is being sold.
Amends the Attorney General Act. If signed into law this would create the Worker Protection Unit within the Office of the Illinois Attorney General. This units purpose would be to combat the "underground economy" in Illinois and attempts to fine businesses who are said to have unsafe working conditions or are "avoiding their labor responsibilities". The Chamber is opposed.
This bill would amend the equal pay act of 2003 and prohibit screenings of prospective employees based on their wage history, along with other restrictions on employers requesting prior benefits. The Chamber is opposed.