ILLINOIS PREVAILING WAGE RATES
Jurisdiction: Cook County
Wages: Cook $13.08/Hour $13.23/Hour
Food Service Worker $10.27/Hour $10.42/Hour
Food Service Worker
less than 20 hours/week $ 7.79/Hour $ 7.94/Hour
Cook and Food Service Worker:
Starting rate $1.50 less than above rates
After 3 months service $1.30 less than above rates
After 6 months service $1.00 less than above rates
After 9 months service $ .60 less than above rates
After 12 months service $ .40 less than above rates
After 15 months service $ .20 less than above rates
After 18 months service Full rates above
Shift Premiums of $0.25 per hour for those whose regular shift includes four hours or more between 4:00 p.m. and midnight.
Health and Welfare:
Coverage provided for employees working 30 or more regular scheduled hours per week. Newly hired eligible employee’s benefits begin on the first of the month following 90 days of employment. Employer shall pay the following per month:
Employed after Employed on or before
Single coverage $446.22 $ 446.22
One dependent $446.22 $ 744.19
Family coverage $446.22 $1,227.78
January 1, 2005
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Of Service Earned Annually in Days Vacation
1 year to after
completion of 5 5 .041 1 week
6 years to after
completion of 15 10 .833 2 weeks
16 years and over 15 1.250 3 weeks
Newly hired employees shall receive five (5) days of vacation time with pay at the beginning of the month following that in which they complete one (1) years of continuous service. Thereafter, vacation time with pay shall accrue as above. Part-time employees who work 20 or more hours per week will receive vacation credit accrued on a pro rata basis.
When employment terminates for any reason, an employee shall be paid for earned unused vacation time.
These wage rates, fringe benefits and working conditions are determined by the Illinois Department of Labor to be conditions prevalent in the state of Illinois and shall be the minimum requirements for food service workers under the Illinois Finance Procurement Code. Retroactive reimbursement is required if less than the prevailing wage was paid at any time.