(820 ILCS 175/75)
(a) Whoever willfully violates any of the
of this Act
or any rule adopted under this Act, or whoever obstructs the Department of
or deputies, or any other person authorized to inspect places of employment
under this Act shall
be liable for penalties up to double the statutory amount.
(b) Whoever willfully violates any of the provisions of this Act or any rule adopted under this Act which results in an underpayment to a day or temporary laborer shall be liable to the Department for up to 20% of the day and temporary labor service agency's or the third party client's total underpayment and shall also be liable to the employee for punitive damages in the amount of 2% of the amount of any such underpayments for each month following the date of payment during which the underpayments remain unpaid.
(c) The Director may promulgate rules for the collection of these penalties. The penalty shall be imposed in cases in which a day and temporary labor service agency's or a third party client's conduct is proven by a preponderance of the evidence to be willful. The penalty may be recovered in a civil action brought by the Director of Labor in any circuit court. In any such action, the Director of Labor shall be represented by the Attorney General.
(Source: P.A. 94-511, eff. 1-1-06.)