New Laws Take Effect in Chicago for 2021


There are some new laws in Chicago that take place in 2021 that you should be aware of!

Minimum Wage: On July 1, 2021, Chicago’s minimum wage will increase to $15 per hour at businesses with over 20 employees and $14.50 an hour for employees at smaller businesses with less than 20 workers. Also, the minimum wage for tipped workers will increase to $9 an hour, with employees required to make up the difference if base wage plus tips do not equal $15.00 an hour.

Shared Housing: Starting April 1, 2021, those who use Airbnb or HomeAway, and other similar platforms, to rent their residential units will now need to directly with the Department of Business Affairs and Consumer Protection and pay a new $125 registration fee.

Vehicle Fuel Tax: Starting January 1, 2021, a fuel tax increase of $0.03 per gallon. To fill up a 12-gallon gas tank, motorists will see an increase of roughly $0.36 as an example.

Automated Speed Enforcement: Starting on March 1, anyone driving 6-10 miles per hour over the speed limit in speed camera zones will receive a ticket to $35. Vehicles driving 11 miles or more over will be fined $100.

You can see many other new laws at the NBC 5 link below.