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Cook County Minimum Wages Ordinance

Cook County states that S Corp owners count as individual employees. See rates here.  However, for all other non-tipped employees age 18 and over will have their minimum wage increase from the previously mandated rate of $11/hour to $13/hour starting July 1st, 2020 if working within Cook County borders.  Overtime would be at $19.5/hour.   Tipped employees…
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New Law Prohibits Employers from Asking for Wage History New Law Prohibits Employers from Asking for Wage History Pursuant to Public Act 101-0177 the Illinois Equal Pay Act now bans employers and employment agencies from asking about applicants’ past wage and compensation histories. This law takes effect on September 29, 2019. Employers can be penalized for asking the applicant or the applicant’s current…
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2020 Tax Season for 2019 Tax Returns

Tax Returns for 2019 (GET READY!).... Happy New Year! And yes, it's that time of year again! As we start another new year, it is time for our annual income tax planning reminder letter. In the last two years we have seen many individual tax changes that may have reduced some deductions, increased others and…
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