Dianna Schuler, Business Services Manager for Business Employment Skills Team, Inc. (BEST) wants to remind all Illinois businesses that the minimum wage increases to $12.00 per hour beginning on January 1st, 2022.
Interestingly, laws about a maximum wage began back during 1349 when the Black Plague resulted in a labor shortage. King Edward the Third, set up something called Ordinance of Labourers that set a maximum wage to help with the labor shortage due to deaths from Black Plague.
The United States’ Federal Minimum Wage, created in 1938, was to set a minimum standard of living for employees. In Illinois the minimum wage will gradually increase to $15.00 per hour slated for January 1st, 2025.
Business Employment Skills Team, Inc. (BEST, Inc.) is a federally-funded jobs and training program funded by the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) and provides services in: Bureau, Carroll, Jo Daviess, LaSalle, Lee, Ogle, Putnam and Whiteside Counties. Eligibility for programs and services based upon federal guidelines.
For additional information please contact Schuler at 815-631-2990.