• Illinois Law Increases Penalties for Violations of Wage Payment Act
  • September 3, 2010
  • Law Firm: Winston Strawn LLP - Chicago Office
  • On July 30, 2010, Illinois Governor Pat Quinn signed into law a bill that increases criminal penalties for employers who illegally withhold wages and expands procedural mechanisms for employees to pursue unpaid wages. Senate Bill 3568 takes effect January 1, 2011 and amends the Illinois Wage Payment and Collection Act (the “Act”).