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January 1, 2014 begins a new year with new changes and reporting requirements for Illinois labor laws
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Working During the Holidays? Know Your Rights
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Governor's Safety and Health Award Nomination
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2014 Day & Temp Labor Services Agency Application Now Available
New requirements in the Prevailing Wage Act require contractors, subcontractors, and the public body to increase the number of years in which records must be kept on a project. There are also additional reporting requirements for filing certified payrolls with the Department. The Wage Payment and Collection Act has been changed to allow all claims, regardless of amount, to be heard through the formal hearing process within the Department. The Employee Classification Act (ECA) now allows for a formal hearing process to take place for investigations and adds a personal liability clause for knowingly violating the Act. Reporting requirements for the ECA have also been updated.
This time of year, many people hold temporary or part-time jobs helping retailers and other businesses with the heavy demands of the busy holiday shopping season. It’s a great opportunity to gain valuable work experience, get a foot in the door for long-term employment or just earn extra cash.
Workers not familiar with this type of short-term arrangement may have questions related to their employment. Here are answers to some most of the frequently asked questions the US DOL receives, and additional resources for more information.
The Governor’s Safety and Health Award is an award given to an individual who has made significant contributions in the areas of safety and/or health through training and/or research which have had a lasting impact on workers in the downstate Illinois area.
Nomination forms due January 3, 2014.
View the nomination form.
The Department is reminding day and temporary labor service agencies in Illinois that the annual license renewal period will end on December 31, 2013. The completed application and payment must be returned no later than December 31, 2013 to: Illinois Department of Labor, Fair Labor Standards Division, 160 North LaSalle Street, Suite 1300, Chicago, Illinois 60601
Download the 2014 Application.