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Wage Assignments

On August 26, 2016, Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner signed legislation (S.B. 2804) amending the Wage Assignment Act.

The bill provide that:

  • The provisions apply in situations where the wage assignment is revocable under federal law.
  • A wage assignment notice must include specified additional statements.

The bill also:

  • Changes references to the statutory form for a written revocation of a wage assignment to the Revocation Notice Form.
  • Changes references to a non-form revocation of a wage assignment to references to a written notice of revocation.

The bill goes into effect on January 1, 2017.

Read IL S.B. 2804

Victims Economic Security and Safety Act

On August 12, 2016, Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner signed legislation (H.B. 4036) amending the Victims’ Economic Security and Safety Act (VESSA).

The bill provides that:

  • The term “employer” includes any person who employs at least one employee (previously at least 15 employees).
  • Leave may be used by an employee who has a family or household member who is the victim of domestic or sexual violence.
  • Leave may be used for the time a victim is experiencing an incident of domestic or sexual violence.
  • Employers with 1-14 employees must provide four weeks of unpaid leave during any 12-month period.

The bill goes into effect on January 1, 2017.

Read IL H.B. 4036