Illinois Overtime Pay Laws - IL Labor Law - 2015
Overtime pay is additional pay granted to employees who have worked over a certain amount of hours in a given timeframe. Employers in Illinois must adhere to both federal and state overtime regulations defining how much overtime must be paid, and which employees are entitled to overtime pay.
Non-exempt employees in Illinois are entitled to overtime pay of 1.5 times their average hourly rate for every hour worked over 40 in a single week. Based on the Illinois minimum wage of $8.25 per hour, the minimum amount any Illinois worker should receive as overtime pay is $12.38 per hour.
Some employees are exempt from overtime, and therefore can be asked to work more then 40 hours a week without receiving overtime pay. Some overtime-exempt jobs are specified in federal overtime law, such as most white collar jobs, while other exemptions are specific to Illinois's state overtime laws.
Illinois overtime law applies to all employees working for a company with four or more employees, with a variety of exceptions. These exceptions include farm and agricultural workers, most salespeople, commissioned employees, and some workers at non-profit schools or child care institutions. Any employee exempt from minimum wage is also exempt from overtime in Illinois, and most white collar jobs are exempted as well under the FLSA.
Additional labor law prohibits hospitals from mandating that nurses work overtime, although they can if the want to. There are no limits on any other occupation's overtime in Illinois.
Illinois Overtime Calculator
To calculate your weekly overtime pay, enter your normal hourly wage and the weekly number of hours you worked into the IL overtime calculator. Your overtime pay will then be calculated and displayed.
Unpaid Overtime in Illinois
If your employer has not paid you overtime and you believe you are entitled to overtime pay for the work you have done, there are steps you can take to ensure that you are paid what you deserve. First check Illinois state overtime law as well as federal overtime exemptions to ensure that your occupation is not exempt from overtime, and ask your employer directly why you were not paid.
If you are sure that you are entitled to overtime that has not been paid and are unable to work out an agreement with your employer directly, your next step is to contact the Illinois Department of Labor with an unpaid overtime claim form. You can contact the Illinois Department of Labor office here:
Chicago DOL Office
160 N. LaSalle Street
Chicago, IL 60601
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