Rep. Will Guzzardi

Filed: 5/11/2016





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2    AMENDMENT NO. ______. Amend House Bill 3554, AS AMENDED, by
3replacing everything after the enacting clause with the
5    "Section 5. The Illinois Wage Payment and Collection Act is
6amended by adding Section 11.5 as follows:
7    (820 ILCS 115/11.5 new)
8    Sec. 11.5. Departmental wage recovery; remittance to
9aggrieved employee.
10    (a) Upon the recovery of unpaid wages, wage supplements, or
11final compensation from an employer that has violated this Act,
12the Department shall conduct a good faith search to find the
13aggrieved employee and to remit to the aggrieved employee the
14amount recovered no later than 120 days after the recovery. If
15after conducting a good faith search for the aggrieved employee
16the Department is unable to find the aggrieved employee, the



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1Department shall deposit the amount recovered into the
2Department of Labor Special State Trust Fund on the first
3business day after 120 days after the recovery.
4    (b) An aggrieved employee may file a claim to recover
5unpaid wages, wage supplements, or final compensation that has
6been deposited into the Department of Labor Trust Fund. For the
7purpose of paying claims under this Section from the Department
8of Labor Special State Trust Fund to aggrieved employees, the
9Comptroller shall assign a vendor payment number to the
10Department. When an aggrieved employee presents a claim to the
11Department, the Department shall use the vendor payment number
12to process payment on the behalf of the aggrieved employee.".