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Illinois OSHA Update Regarding Federal Covid ETS (11/17/2021)

On November 12, 2021, the U.S. Fifth Circuit Appellate Court's issued an order staying Federal OSHA's Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) requiring Covid vaccines or testing for employers with more than 100 employees, and the Court also ordered that OSHA "take no steps to implement or enforce" the ETS "until further court order." Therefore, at this time, Illinois OSHA is not adopting the Covid ETS. Illinois OSHA continues to closely monitor the court proceedings and will re-evaluate our next steps as necessary. Illinois OSHA will continue to post updates on our Web site so that public employers subject to Illinois OSHA standards are informed about any actions that may affect them.

Further information about the proposed federal Emergency Temporary Standard is available here:

Illinois OSHA Notice Regarding Federal Emergency Temporary Standard (11/5/2021)

Illinois OSHA is aware of the recently published federal COVID-19 Vaccination and Testing; Emergency Temporary Standard 1910,-15-17-18-26-28. We are reviewing the standard and are working to develop guidance for public, non-federal employers before the standard takes effect, which will be no more than 30 days after November 5, 2021. Further information and guidance will be forthcoming.

SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Labor (IDOL) has moved its Springfield office to the Lincoln Tower Plaza office building at 524 S. Second Street. The department’s offices will be located on the fourth floor.


EMPLOYER GUIDANCE: Compensation, Paid Leave, and the COVID-19 Vaccine

IL-OSHA COVID-19 Reporting Recordkeeping State and Local Government Employers




Year Minimum Wage Tipped Youths (under 18) (working less than 650 hours per calendar year)
1/1/20 $9.25 $5.55 $8
7/1/20 $10 $6 $8
1/1/21 $11 $6.60 $8.50
1/1/22 $12 $7.20 $9.25
1/1/23 $13 $7.80 $10.50
1/1/24 $14 $8.40 $12
1/1/25 $15 $9 $13

IDOL Minimum wage increase press release.docx

New Law Prohibits Employers from Asking for Wage History

A new law that amends the Illinois Equal Pay Act banning employers and employment agencies from asking about applicants’ past wage and compensation histories takes effect on September 29, 2019. Employers can be penalized for asking the applicant or the applicant’s current or former employers for wage or salary history.

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Unpaid Wages

Online Complaint Form - Minimum Wage, Overtime, Unpaid Wages Complaint Forms

The Illinois Department of Labor (IDOL) launched an online wage claim application to modernize the wage claim process. The online complaint process guides claimants through the steps to submit a complete and accurate claim. It also allows claimants to log-in and check the status of their wage claim at their convenience. In order to access the system, claimants will first need to create an Illinois Public ID account.

  1. Click here to create Illinois Public ID. 
  2. Online Form 
To report any difficulties submitting a wage claim online form, please contact IDOL at 312-793-2800 or via e-mail at


Scheduled Hearings/Audiencias Programadas
Please find all Wage Payment and Collection Act Hearings scheduled by the Illinois Department of Labor here. Encuentre audiencias programadas con el Departamento de Trabajo de Illinois sobre la Acta de Colección y Pago de Salario aquí.

Filing A Wage Claim
Can I file a Wage Claim?
How long do I have to file a claim? What documentation do I need?
Find out these answers and more in our FAQ.

I Filed A Wage Claim, What Do I Do Next?
How long does the process take? I have more information to provide the Department, what do I do? Is there a fax/email address?

How Does The Hearings Process Work?
Have a hearing coming up, but don't know what to bring? Will you require special assistance due to an impairment? How long will it take to receive a hearing judgment?

What does an employer have to do after receipt of a Notice of Wage Claim?

Conciliation and Mediation

Illinois Prevailing Wage Portal
Illinois Prevailing Wage Rates
Illinois Certified Transcript of Payroll
Section 9 Hearings
Where can I find the hearing notices/order for Prevailing Wage Section 9 hearings?

Annual ECA Report Submissions
Any contractor who has construction services performed for it by an individual, sole proprietorship or partnership that is not an employee of the contractor must file a report by April 30, 2021 with the Department of Labor.

SR 259 DBE Taskforce

General Questions

Illinois Minimum Wage
What is the current/historical minimum wage in Illinois? What is the minimum they can pay a non-tipped employee? How much do you have to pay a 16-year-old tipped employee?
Payment Methods
Is it a violation of the Wage Payment and Collection Act to offer an employee the choice of payment of wages through a payroll card or direct deposit without the option of a check? Can they pay me in cash? What about Direct Deposit?

Which complaints can I file with the Department of Labor? ¿Qué tipo de reclamos atiende el Departamento de Trabajo? Jakie skargi można złożyć w Departamencie Pracy?