shall be guilty of a
Class B misdemeanor; and each day of such failure to keep the records required under
this Act or to furnish such records or information to the Director or his
authorized representative or to fail to post information as required herein
constitutes a separate offense. Any such employer who fails to keep payroll records as required by this Act shall be liable to the Department for a penalty of $100 per impacted employee, payable to the Department's Wage Theft Enforcement Fund.
(b) Any employer or his agent, or the officer or agent of any private
employer, who pays or agrees to pay to any employee wages at a rate less
than the rate applicable under this Act or of any regulation issued under
this Act is guilty of a Class B misdemeanor, and each week on any day of
which such employee is paid less than the wage rate applicable under this
Act constitutes a separate offense.
(c) Any employer or his agent, or the officer or agent of any private
employer, who discharges or in any other manner discriminates against any
employee because that employee has made a complaint to his employer, or to
the Director or his authorized representative, that he has not been paid
wages in accordance with the provisions of this Act, or because that
employee has caused to be instituted or is about to cause to be instituted
any proceeding under or related to this Act, or because that employee has
testified or is about to testify in an investigation or proceeding under
this Act, is guilty of a Class B misdemeanor.
(d) It is the duty of the Department of Labor to inquire diligently for
any violations of this Act, and to institute the action for penalties
herein provided, and to enforce generally the provisions of this Act.
(Source: P.A. 101-1, eff. 2-19-19.)