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Full Text of HB3554  99th General Assembly




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1    AN ACT concerning employment.
2    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3represented in the General Assembly:
4    Section 5. The Illinois Wage Payment and Collection Act is
5amended by adding Section 11.5 as follows:
6    (820 ILCS 115/11.5 new)
7    Sec. 11.5. Departmental wage recovery; remittance to
8aggrieved employee.
9    (a) Upon the recovery of unpaid wages, wage supplements, or
10final compensation from an employer that has violated this Act,
11the Department shall conduct a good faith search to find the
12aggrieved employee. If, after conducting a good faith search
13for the aggrieved employee, the Department is unable to find
14the aggrieved employee, the Department shall deposit the amount
15recovered into the Department of Labor Special State Trust
17    (b) An aggrieved employee may make a request to the
18Department in order to recover unpaid wages, wage supplements,
19or final compensation that has been deposited into the
20Department of Labor Special State Trust Fund. The Department
21shall not require the employee to present a Social Security
22number or proof of United States citizenship. For the purpose
23of paying claims under this Section from the Department of



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1Labor Special State Trust Fund to aggrieved employees, the
2Comptroller shall assign a vendor payment number to the
3Department. When an aggrieved employee makes a valid request
4for payment to the Department, the Department shall use the
5vendor payment number to process payment on behalf of the
6aggrieved employee.
7    (c) The Department shall adopt rules for the administration
8of this Section.