Sen. William E. Brady

Filed: 5/24/2016





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2    AMENDMENT NO. ______. Amend House Bill 3554 by replacing
3everything after the enacting clause with the following:
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



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1    (b) An aggrieved employee may make a request to the
2Department in order to recover unpaid wages, wage supplements,
3or final compensation that has been deposited into the
4Department of Labor Special State Trust Fund. The Department
5shall not require the employee to present a Social Security
6number or proof of United States citizenship. For the purpose
7of paying claims under this Section from the Department of
8Labor Special State Trust Fund to aggrieved employees, the
9Comptroller shall assign a vendor payment number to the
10Department. When an aggrieved employee makes a valid request
11for payment to the Department, the Department shall use the
12vendor payment number to process payment on behalf of the
13aggrieved employee.
14    (c) The Department shall adopt rules for the administration
15of this Section.".