Synopsis As Introduced Creates the Call Center Worker and Consumer Protection Act. Provides that an employer that intends to relocate a call center or portions of a call center from Illinois to another state or a foreign country must provide notice to the State Treasurer at least 120 days before the relocation. Authorizes a civil penalty not to exceed $10,000 for violations. Requires the Treasurer to compile and post on the Treasurer's website a list of employers that have relocated call centers. Requires an employer that relocates a call center from Illinois to another state or a foreign country to repay grants, loans, and tax benefits that may have been received. Effective January 1, 2018.
Fiscal Note (Office of the Treasurer)
The annual cost for administration of the Call Center Worker and Consumer Protection Act is expected to be $300,000 per year. This includes approximately $240,000 for the salaries and benefits for additional staff needed to administer this Act, as well as $60,000 in associated costs (i.e. travel, equipment, etc.).
State Mandates Fiscal Note (Dept. of Commerce & Economic Opportunity)