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Section Newsletter Articles on Illinois Employee Classification Act

The Illinois Employee Act—Constitutional or not? An analysis of Bartlow v. Costigan, 2012 IL App (5th) 110519 By Michelle D. Porro Workers' Compensation Law, June 2013 On August 21, 2012, the Illinois Appellate Court held that the Illinois Employee Classification Act is not unconstitutional on its face.
Internal Revenue Service creates incentive program to resolve worker classification issues while also strengthening its compliance mechanisms By James F. Fitzsimmons Corporate Law Departments, October 2012 Last year, the Internal Revenue Service released Announcement 2011-64. This announcement outlines a new program—the Voluntary Classification Settlement Program—whereby taxpayers can voluntarily reclassify workers as employees for future tax periods in exchange for reducing their federal employment tax liability for the past nonemployee treatment.
Illinois Employee Classification Act Employee Benefits, March 2008 Anyone who has clients in the construction business or who practices employee benefits law should be aware of a new Illinois law which provides for substantial fines and penalties for classifying W-2 employees as Form 1099 independent contractors.
A look at the Illinois Employee Classification Act By Markus May Business and Securities Law, February 2008 The Illinois Employee Classification Act (“Act”) became effective on January 1, 2008. 820 ILCS 185/1 et.seq.
The Illinois Employee Classification Act: A primer By Christopher P. Keleher Corporate Law Departments, December 2007 Construction contractors doing business in Illinois will face a new regulation that effectively deems all construction workers as their employees.