(815 ILCS 630/2)
(from Ch. 121 1/2, par. 2002)
(a) "Employer" means a person seeking to obtain
employees to perform services, tasks, or labor for which a salary, wage, or
other compensation or benefits are to be paid.
(b) "Job listing service", "job referral service" or "Service" means any
person who by advertisement or otherwise offers to provide job seekers with
a list of employers or list of job referrals, openings or like
publications, or prepares resumes or lists of job seekers for distribution
to potential employers, where a fee is charged to or collected from the job
seeker, either directly or indirectly, for such service.
(c) "Prepaid computer job matching service" means any person, who is
engaged in the business of matching job seekers with employment
opportunities, pursuant to an arrangement under which the job seeker is
required to pay a fee in advance of, or contemporaneously with, the
supplying of the matching, but which does not otherwise involve services
for the procurement of employment by the person conducting the service.
(d) "Job seeker" means any individual seeking employment, career
guidance, counseling or employment related services or products.
(e) "Job listing authorization" means an oral or written communication
from an employer authorizing a Service to list a currently available position.
(f) "Person" means any individual, firm, association, partnership or corporation.
(Source: P.A. 85-1367.)
(815 ILCS 630/4)
(from Ch. 121 1/2, par. 2004)
The provisions of this Act shall not apply to:
(a) Any State, federal or local governmental agency that performs such
(b) Any labor union that procures employment for any of its
members in any job coming under the jurisdiction of the union;
(c) Any news periodical which contains listings of or classified
advertisements for jobs, positions, employers, or job seekers where the
periodical also contains news stories of general interest, articles or
essays of opinion, features and other advertising and which is offered to
the general public for sale at a nominal fee;
(d) Any not for profit educational, religious, charitable or civic
organization which provides career counseling, job placement or other
employment-related services, skills evaluation, skills analysis, or testing
for vocational ability in order to develop a vocational profile to counsel
individuals and recommend placement opportunities
as part of the fulfillment of its educational, religious or charitable purpose
and which does not charge a fee for its services;
(e) Any copying, printing, duplicating or resume preparation service
which in no instance charges a fee, directly or indirectly, for providing
any employment-related service other than copying, printing, duplicating or
assisting in arranging the layout of a resume;
(f) Any other person or business entity that does not collect from or
charge the job seeker a fee for its services;
(g) Any newsletter or matching service provided by a not for profit
organization that has been in existence at least 3 years before the initiation
of the newsletter or matching service and when the annual fee for the service
does not exceed $50.
(Source: P.A. 88-478.)
(815 ILCS 630/5)
(from Ch. 121 1/2, par. 2005)
Every Service shall be required to:
(1) Keep and make available to the Attorney General
during regular business hours, and to the State's Attorney of any county in which the Service conducts business the following records:
(a) All job listing authorizations received by
the Service during the immediate past year. Each such authorization shall include:
(i) the date when such authorization was
(ii) the name of the person recording the
(iii) the name and address of the employer or
agent of the employer, making the authorization.
(iv) the job title and the qualifications
(v) the salary offered or to be paid for such
(vi) the duration of the job.
(b) Copies of all contracts, agreements or other
documents signed by job seekers, pursuant to Section 6 of this Act, for the immediate past year.
(c) Copies of all receipts for fee payments given
to each job seeker, pursuant to this Act, for the immediate past year.
(d) A current schedule of fees charged.
(e) All other written information relative to the
services provided to the job seeker.
(2) Furnish to each job seeker a copy of every
written instrument the job seeker has signed.
(3) Obtain a bona fide job order for employment prior
to collecting any fee from a job seeker or sending out a job seeker to any place of employment.
(4) Furnish to each job seeker from whom a fee is
received, at the time payment is received, a receipt in which shall be stated the name of the job seeker, the name and address of the Service and its agent, the date and amount of the fee and the purpose for which it was paid.
(5) Furnish to each job seeker, who is sent to a
prospective employer, with a card or similar paper stating the nature of the prospective employment, the names of the job seeker and prospective employer, and the address of the employer.
(6) Verify each job listing authorization received
from the authorizing employer within 7 days following the receipt or such authorization.
(7) Meet in person with a potential job seeker and
enter into a written contract before a job seeker provides payment for a job list. A job list shall include, at a minimum, the following information:
(a) name and address of the employer or agent of
the employer, making the authorization;
(b) job title and the qualifications therefor;
(c) salary offered or to be paid for such job, if
(d) the duration of the job;
(e) location of the job; and
(f) certification that the position has not been
filled as of the date that such a list is made available to the job seeker.
Said job list shall be considered deliverable under
(Source: P.A. 99-642, eff. 7-28-16.)