TITLE 56: LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT
CHAPTER I: DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
SUBCHAPTER b: REGULATION OF WORKING CONDITIONS
PART 300 PAYMENT AND COLLECTION OF WAGES OR FINAL COMPENSATION
SECTION 300.630 RECORDS AND NOTICE REQUIREMENTS
Section 300.630 Records and Notice Requirements
a) Every employer shall make and maintain, for a period of not less than 3 years, the following true and accurate records for each employee: the name and address, the hours worked each day in each work week, the rate of pay, the amount paid each pay period and all deductions made from wages or final compensation. Additionally, any employer that provides paid vacation to its employees must maintain, for a period of not less than 3 years, true and accurate records of the number of vacation days earned for each year and the dates on which vacation days were taken and paid.
b) In the absence of employer records, a claimant may not be denied recovery of wages or final compensation on the basis that the employee is unable to prove the precise extent of uncompensated work or final compensation. An employee need only produce sufficient evidence to demonstrate the amount and extent of work or time earned as a just and reasonable inference. The employer must then produce evidence of the exact amount of work or time earned or produce evidence to negate the reasonable inferences drawn from the employee's evidence. The employer's failure to make and maintain records as required under subsection (a) shall not preclude a finding based on the information available that wages or final compensation are due, even though the award may be only approximate.
c) Every employer shall furnish each employee with an itemized statement of deductions made from wages for each pay period.
d) The employer shall bear the burden of showing that it was not possible to notify the employee in writing, at the time of hiring, of the rate of pay and of the time and place of payment. "Rate of pay" shall include a description of all wages or final compensation, as defined by Section 2 of the Act and this Part.
(Source: Amended at 35 Ill. Reg. 12933, effective July 20, 2011)