The Illinois minimum wage will be increased to $7.75 per hour effective July 1, 2008. The hourly rate for all hourly-paid employees who currently earn less than $7.75 per hour will be updated appropriately. No action will be required of units and departments. Affected employees will begin earning the new minimum wage for any work hours reported on and after July 1, 2008.
Any unit that is planning to hire a new employee between now and July 1, 2008, whose wage will be below $7.75 per hour, should contact the campus Human Resources office for assistance in processing the new hire.
Departments will need to monitor and adjust work hours for those students with Federal Work Study to ensure the maximum allowable earnings are not exceeded.
Questions about the minimum wage increase should be directed to the campus Human Resources office.
Chicago Campus: 312-413-4848
Springfield Campus: 217-206-7015
Urbana Campus: 217-265-5620