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92_SB1118 LRB9203190RCcd 1 AN ACT concerning the minimum wage. 2 Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, 3 represented in the General Assembly: 4 Section 5. The Minimum Wage Law is amended by changing 5 Section 4 as follows: 6 (820 ILCS 105/4) (from Ch. 48, par. 1004) 7 Sec. 4. (a) Beginning January 1, 2002, and until 8 January 1, 2003, every employer shall pay, to each of his or 9 her employees who has reached the age of 18 years, wages at a 10 rate of not less than $6.50 per hour. 11 Beginning on January 1, 2003, every employer shall pay to 12 each of his or her employees who has reached the age of 18 13 years wages at a rate of not less than the amount established 14 under this subsection (a). 15 On September 30, 2002, and on each following September 16 30th, the Department of Labor shall calculate an adjusted 17 minimum wage rate to maintain employee purchasing power by 18 increasing the current year's minimum wage rate by the rate 19 of inflation. The adjusted minimum wage rate shall be 20 calculated to the nearest cent using the consumer price index 21 for urban wage earners and clerical workers, CPI-W, or a 22 successor index, for the 12 months prior to each September 23 1st as calculated by the United States Department of Labor. 24 Each adjusted minimum wage rate calculated under this 25 subsection (a) takes effect on the following January 1st. 26 The Director of Labor shall by rule establish the minimum 27 wage for employees under the age of 18 years.
Every employer28 shall pay to each of his employees in every occupation wages29 of not less than $2.30 per hour or in the case of employees30 under 18 years of age wages of not less than $1.95 per hour,31 except as provided in Sections 5 and 6 of this Act, and on-2- LRB9203190RCcd 1 and after January 1, 1984, every employer shall pay to each2 of his employees in every occupation wages of not less than3 $2.65 per hour or in the case of employees under 18 years of4 age wages of not less than $2.25 per hour, and on and after5 October 1, 1984 every employer shall pay to each of his6 employees in every occupation wages of not less than $3.007 per hour or in the case of employees under 18 years of age8 wages of not less than $2.55 per hour and on and after July9 1, 1985 every employer shall pay to each of his employees in10 every occupation wages of not less than $3.35 per hour or in11 the case of employees under 18 years of age wages of not less12 than $2.85 per hour.13 At no time shall the wages paid by every employer to each 14 of his employees in every occupation be less than the federal 15 minimum hourly wage prescribed by Section 206(a)(1) of Title 16 29 of the United States Code, and at no time shall the wages 17 paid to any employee under 18 years of age be more than 50¢ 18 less than the wage required to be paid to employees who are 19 at least 18 years of age. 20 (b) No employer shall discriminate between employees on 21 the basis of sex or mental or physical handicap, except as 22 otherwise provided in this Act by paying wages to employees 23 at a rate less than the rate at which he pays wages to 24 employees for the same or substantially similar work on jobs 25 the performance of which requires equal skill, effort, and 26 responsibility, and which are performed under similar working 27 conditions, except where such payment is made pursuant to (1) 28 a seniority system; (2) a merit system; (3) a system which 29 measures earnings by quantity or quality of production; or 30 (4) a differential based on any other factor other than sex 31 or mental or physical handicap, except as otherwise provided 32 in this Act. 33 (c) Every employer of an employee engaged in an 34 occupation in which gratuities have customarily and usually -3- LRB9203190RCcd 1 constituted and have been recognized as part of the 2 remuneration for hire purposes is entitled to an allowance 3 for gratuities as part of the hourly wage rate provided in 4 Section 4, subsection (a) in an amount not to exceed 40% of 5 the applicable minimum wage rate. The Director shall require 6 each employer desiring an allowance for gratuities to provide 7 substantial evidence that the amount claimed, which may not 8 exceed 40% of the applicable minimum wage rate, was received 9 by the employee in the period for which the claim of 10 exemption is made, and no part thereof was returned to the 11 employer. 12 (d) No camp counselor who resides on the premises of a 13 seasonal camp of an organized not-for-profit corporation 14 shall be subject to the adult minimum wage if the camp 15 counselor (1) works 40 or more hours per week, and (2) 16 receives a total weekly salary of not less than the adult 17 minimum wage for a 40-hour week. If the counselor works less 18 than 40 hours per week, the counselor shall be paid the 19 minimum hourly wage for each hour worked. Every employer of 20 a camp counselor under this subsection is entitled to an 21 allowance for meals and lodging as part of the hourly wage 22 rate provided in Section 4, subsection (a), in an amount not 23 to exceed 25% of the minimum wage rate. 24 (e) A camp counselor employed at a day camp of an 25 organized not-for-profit corporation is not subject to the 26 adult minimum wage if the camp counselor is paid a stipend on 27 a onetime or periodic basis and, if the camp counselor is a 28 minor, the minor's parent, guardian or other custodian has 29 consented in writing to the terms of payment before the 30 commencement of such employment. 31 (Source: P.A. 86-502.)
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