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July 2021 Illinois HR Legal Updates

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Illinois Increases Wage and Hour Violation Penalties

Update Applicable to:
All employers in Illinois.

What happened?
On July 9, 2021, Governor J. B. Pritzker signed House Bill 0118 (HB0118) into law.

What are the details?
The bill, effective immediately, amends the Illinois Wage Payment and Collection Act to increase the penalty for underpaying wages from the original 2% per month to 5% per month.

The law amending the act is read here.

An article on the amendment is read here.

What do employers need to do?
No action is required for employers other than being aware of the update in penalty amount.