(20 ILCS 630/18)
(a) An eligible employer may not terminate, lay off, or reduce the working hours of an employee for the purpose of hiring an individual with funds available under this Act.
(b) An eligible employer may not hire an individual with funds available under this Act if any other person is on layoff from the same or substantially equivalent job.
(c) In order to qualify as an eligible employer, a government or non-profit agency or business must certify to the Employment Administrator that each job created and funded under this Act:
(1) will result in an increase in employment
opportunity over the level that would otherwise be available;
(2) will not result in the displacement of currently
employed workers, including partial displacement such as reduction in hours of non-overtime work, wages, or employment benefits; and
(3) will not impair existing contracts for service
or result in the substitution of program funds for other funds in connection with work that would otherwise be performed.
(Source: P.A. 97-581, eff. 8-26-11.)