COOK COUNTY LIVING WAGE ORDINANCE

The Cook County Living Wage Ordinance is currently under review and will be updated momentarily.

COMPLAINTS AND INQUIRIES

Employees who believe that their employer has violated the Cook County Living Wage Ordinance should contact the Cook County Commission on Human Rights about filing a complaint (in person: 9am-4pm or by appointment, Monday through Friday, at 69 W. Washington, Chicago, IL 60602; by phone: 312.603.1100; or by email: human.rights@cookcountyil.gov). The Commission investigates complaints to determine if a violation of the Ordinance has occurred. The Chief Procurement Officer for Cook County or the Cook County Assessor then reviews the Commission's recommendation and makes a policy consideration as to whether to pursue back pay, debarment of a County contractor or subcontractor, revocation of a property tax incentive or other appropriate remedies.

Employers can contact the Cook County Bureau of Finance for advice regarding compliance with the Cook County Living Wage Ordinance.