NEW WAGE THEFT BILL, DOES IT HAVE TEETH?
YES, FINALLY . . .
. . . the new amendments enact some long overdue common sense changes and makes the Illinois Wage Payment and Collection Act 820 ILCS 115/1 et. seq. into a law that actually serves a purpose. There is finally a common sense clause that actually protects employees from retaliation. There is also the attorney's fees clause, which means that attorney's no longer need to plead the elusive Attorney's Fees In Wage Actions Act, 705 ILCS 225/1.
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