Illinois business leaders renew debate over minimum wage during COVID-19

By OurQuadCities

April 14, 2020

Many business leaders are hoping to bring back employees they were forced to lay off after the stay-at-home order ends.

The Illinois Chamber of Commerce believes the July increase would make it much harder to afford those employees.

According to Todd Maisch, CEO of the Illinois Chamber of Commerce, the increase will put a strain on employers.

“We need to not be talking about increasing their costs. We need to be talking about decreasing their costs, and what we can do to allow them to get reopened, and rehire their employees.”

Right now, Illinois is set to increase the minimum wage by 75 cents.

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