Illinois Department of Labor

Bill Knight - January 17
11:49 am
Wed January 16, 2013

Preventing Wage Theft in Illinois

Bill Knight

Illinois has one of the strongest laws in the country with its Wage Payment and Collection Act, which helps workers recover pay withheld from them in so-called wage theft cases and discourages employers from breaking the law. The wage-theft law lets current or former employees file claims against employers for disputes ranging from a last paycheck, earned bonuses or commissions to illegal deductions or lack of compensation for required work.

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