Section Newsletter Articles on Wage Payment and Collection Act
Double whammy—Employers engaged in systematic wage theft best beware
Labor and Employment Law
, March 2011
Effective January 1, 2011, new amendments to the Illinois Wage Payment and Collection Act establish a two percent penalty of the unpaid wages due an employee for each month of underpaymen, and also now provides that employees need not file a claim with the Department of Labor prior to filing a private right of action.