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225 ILCS 515/1.1

    (225 ILCS 515/1.1) (was 225 ILCS 515/11)
    Sec. 1.1. Definitions. As used in this Act, unless the context indicates otherwise:
    "Employment agency" means any person engaged for gain or profit in the business of placing, referring, securing, or attempting to secure employment for persons seeking employment, or in finding employees for employers. However, "employment agency" does not include any person engaged in the business of consulting or recruiting, and who in the course of such business is compensated solely by any employer to identify, appraise, or recommend an individual or individuals who are at least 18 years of age or who hold a high school diploma for consideration for a position, provided that in no instance is the individual who is identified, appraised, or recommended for consideration for such position charged a fee directly or indirectly in connection with such identification, appraisal, or recommendation, or for preparation of any resume, or on account of any other personal service performed by the person engaged in the business of consulting or recruiting; but this exclusion is not applicable to theatrical employment agencies or domestic service employment agencies.
    "Employer" means any person employing or seeking to employ any person for hire.
    "Employee" means any person performing or seeking to perform work or services of any kind or character whatsoever for hire.
    "Person" means any person, firm, association, partnership, limited liability company, association, corporation, or other legal entity or its legal representatives, agents, or assigns.
    "Employment counselor" means an employee of an employment agency who interviews, counsels, or advises applicants or employers or both on employment or allied problems, or who makes or arranges contracts or contacts between employers and employees. "Employment counselor" includes an employee who solicits orders for employees from prospective employers.
    "Acceptance" means a mutual agreement, verbal or written, between employee and employer as to starting salary, position, and time and place of employment.
    "Applicant" means any person who uses the services of an employment agency to secure employment for himself.
    "Department" means the Department of Labor.
    "Director" means the Director of Labor.
    "Fee" means money or a promise to pay money. "Fee" also means the excess of money received by any such licensee over what he or she has paid for transportation, transfer of baggage, or lodging, for any applicant for employment. "Fee" also means the difference between the amount of money received by any person, who furnishes employees or performers for any entertainment, exhibition or performance, and the amount paid by the person receiving the amount of money to the employees or performers whom he or she hires to give such entertainment, exhibition or performance.
    "Privilege" means the furnishing of food, supplies, tools, or shelter to contract laborers, commonly known as commissary privileges.
    "Theatrical employment agency" means the business of conducting an agency, bureau, office or any other place for the purpose of procuring or offering, promising or attempting to provide engagements for persons who want employment in the following occupations: circus, vaudeville, theatrical and other entertainment, exhibitions, or performances, or of giving information as to where such engagements may be procured or provided, whether such business is conducted in a building, on the street, or elsewhere.
    "Theatrical engagement" means any engagement or employment of a person as an actor, performer, or entertainer, in a circus, vaudeville, theatrical or any other entertainment, exhibition, or performance.
    "Emergency engagement" means any engagement that is to be performed within 24 hours of the time such application was made by an employer.
    "Domestic service" means household work in the home of the employer and includes, but is not limited to, work as a maid, cook, butler, gardener, chauffeur, housekeeper, or babysitter.
(Source: P.A. 99-422, eff. 1-1-16; 100-278, eff. 8-22-17.)