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Attention Illinois Employers: Changes in the Law Will Soon Affect Businesses Using Temporary Employees in Illinois

Background: On June 16, 2023, House Bill 2862 was sent to Governor Pritzker for signature. This legislation will amend the Illinois Day and Temporary Labor Services Act to expand the pay and benefit rights of the temporary workers as well as increased safety oversight by both the agencies and the third-party business that use such workers.

Effective: Date of the Governor’s signature.

Major Provisions:

  • Workers can refuse to be assigned to third-party business locations where labor disputes exist or appropriate training not provided;
  • Equal pay for equal work for temporary employees after 90 days;
  • Equal benefits for the temp workers equivalent to existing comparative employee of the third party businesses;
  • Safety: health and safety training required from both staffing agencies and client businesses;
  • New notice, reporting, and recordkeeping requirements;
  • Legal actions created: Illinois Attorney General and interested parties right to seek civil penalties.

How to Prepare for New Law:

  • Watch for the effective date of the law and any new regulations to implement it.
  • Review your use of temporary workers as to your existing comparative employees.
  • Review your contracts with staffing agencies as to the responsibilities of the parties and negotiate with the agency to be in compliance with the new law.

If you have any questions on this topic or any other, please fee to contact attorney Anthony J. Caruso, Jr., in our St. Charles office by email or at 630-377-1554.

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