• Illinois Legislature Approves Unemployment Benefits For Locked-Out Employees; Bill Is Before Governor For Signature
  • January 20, 2005 | Authors: Christopher L. Nybo; James A. Spizzo
  • Law Firm: Vedder, Price, Kaufman & Kammholz, P.C. - Chicago Office
  • On January 11, 2005, the final day of the 93rd General Assembly, the Illinois state Senate passed legislation that will allow workers locked out during a labor dispute to receive unemployment insurance (UI) benefits. The legislation, Senate Bill 1994, now awaits the governor's signature. The Illinois Manufacturers Association (IMA) estimates that if enacted into law, SB 1994 will cost Illinois employers up to $14 million annually in additional unemployment insurance benefits contributions.