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Illinois More than Doubles Penalties for Wage & Hour Violations

Labor & Employment Publications

Originally posted to our Wage and Hour Insights Blog.

Wage and hour violations in Illinois just got a lot more expensive. On Friday, July 9, 2021, Governor Pritzker signed an amendment to the Illinois Wage Payment and Collection Act that increases the penalty for underpaying wages from 2% of the amount of the underpayment per month to 5%. That may not sound like a lot, but it adds up fast.

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