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(20 ILCS 1015/) Public Employment Office Act.

20 ILCS 1015/0.01

    (20 ILCS 1015/0.01) (from Ch. 48, par. 172.90)
    Sec. 0.01. Short title. This Act may be cited as the Public Employment Office Act.
(Source: P.A. 86-1324.)

20 ILCS 1015/1

    (20 ILCS 1015/1) (from Ch. 48, par. 173)
    Sec. 1. Public employment offices; establishment. The Department of Employment Security is authorized to establish and maintain State employment offices as provided in Section 1705 of the Unemployment Insurance Act for the purpose of receiving applications of persons seeking employment and applications of persons seeking to employ labor.
(Source: P.A. 97-621, eff. 11-18-11.)

20 ILCS 1015/1a

    (20 ILCS 1015/1a) (from Ch. 48, par. 174)
    Sec. 1a. Unemployment; investigate and remedy. The State Department of Employment Security shall promote the efficiency of the Illinois Public Employment Offices, investigate the extent and causes of unemployment and its remedies, and devise and adopt the most effectual means within the Department's power to provide employment and to prevent distress and involuntary idleness, and for that purpose the Department may cooperate with similar bureaus and commissions of other states, with the Federal employment office in the Department of Labor, and with any municipal employment bureaus and exchanges.
(Source: P.A. 90-372, eff. 7-1-98.)

20 ILCS 1015/1c

    (20 ILCS 1015/1c) (from Ch. 48, par. 176)
    Sec. 1c. Cooperation of employers. The Department of Employment Security shall place itself in communication with large employers of labor, including municipal and other public authorities, and attempt to bring about such cooperation and coordination between them by the dovetailing of industries, by long time contracts, or otherwise, as will most effectually distribute and utilize the available supply of labor and keep it employed with the greatest possible constancy and regularity. The Department shall devise plans of operation with this object in view and shall seek to induce the organization of concerted movements in this direction. The Department shall also endeavor to enlist the aid of the federal government in extending these movements beyond the State.
(Source: P.A. 90-372, eff. 7-1-98.)

20 ILCS 1015/1d

    (20 ILCS 1015/1d) (from Ch. 48, par. 177)
    Sec. 1d. The Department of Employment Security, through the several free employment offices, in cooperation with the Department of Corrections, shall seek to provide proper employment opportunities for discharged convicts or prisoners, and shall assist such discharged prisoners to retain suitable employment for such reasonable time as will afford such prisoners an opportunity to become self-reliant. In no instance shall there be any misrepresentation as to the records of persons for whom employment is sought, under the provisions of this Section.
    The Department of Employment Security through the several free employment offices shall also co-operate with the Department of Corrections to secure suitable employment for paroled convicts or prisoners and to help them retain such employment during the period of their parole and for such reasonable time thereafter as shall afford such convicts or prisoners an opportunity to become self-reliant.
(Source: P.A. 97-136, eff. 7-14-11.)

20 ILCS 1015/2

    (20 ILCS 1015/2)
    Sec. 2. Persons unjustly imprisoned; job search and placement services. Each local office of the Department shall provide each person to whom this Section applies with job search and placement services, including assessment, resume assistance, interview preparation, occupational and labor market information, referral to employers with job openings to which the person is suited and referral to such job training and education program providers as may be appropriate and available through the partnering agencies with which the local office is affiliated. This Section applies to a person who has been discharged from a prison of this State if the person received a pardon from the Governor stating that such pardon is issued on the ground of innocence of the crime for which he or she was imprisoned or he or she has received a certificate of innocence from the Circuit Court as provided in Section 2-702 of the Code of Civil Procedure.
(Source: P.A. 95-970, eff. 9-22-08.)

20 ILCS 1015/3

    (20 ILCS 1015/3) (from Ch. 48, par. 179)
    Sec. 3. Employment offices; signs; registration. The Department of Employment Security shall open and maintain offices as appropriate for the purpose intended. Upon the outside of each office, in position and manner to secure the fullest public attention, shall be placed a sign that reads in the English language, "Illinois Public Employment Office also known as the Job Service". The Department shall receive and register the names of all persons applying for employment or help, designating opposite the names and addresses of each applicant the character of employment or help desired together with such other facts as may be required or used by the Department.
(Source: P.A. 90-372, eff. 7-1-98.)

20 ILCS 1015/4

    (20 ILCS 1015/4) (from Ch. 48, par. 180)
    Sec. 4. Reports to U.S. Department of Labor. The Department of Employment Security shall make available to the U.S. Department of Labor such reports of application for labor or employment, and other details of the work of each office and the expenses of maintaining the same, and shall perform such other duties in the collection of statistics of labor as the U.S. Department of Labor may require.
(Source: P.A. 90-372, eff. 7-1-98.)

20 ILCS 1015/4a

    (20 ILCS 1015/4a) (from Ch. 48, par. 181)
    Sec. 4a. (Repealed).
(Source: P.A. 90-372, eff. 7-1-98. Repealed internally, eff. 7-1-98.)

20 ILCS 1015/5

    (20 ILCS 1015/5) (from Ch. 48, par. 182)
    Sec. 5. Advertisements. The Department of Employment Security shall immediately put itself in communication with the principal manufacturers, merchants, and other employers of labor, and use all diligence in securing the cooperation of those employers of labor, with the purpose and objects of the employment offices. To this end the Department may advertise in the columns of newspapers, or other mediums, for such situations as it has applicants to fill, and it may advertise in a general way for the cooperation of large contractors and employers in such trade journals or special publications as reach those employers, whether the trade or special journals are published within the State of Illinois or not.
    Full information shall be given to applicants regarding the existence of any strike or lockout in the establishment of any employer seeking workers through the Illinois Public Employment Offices.
(Source: P.A. 90-372, eff. 7-1-98.)

20 ILCS 1015/7

    (20 ILCS 1015/7) (from Ch. 48, par. 183)
    Sec. 7. No fee or compensation shall be charged or received directly or indirectly from persons applying for employment or help through said free employment offices, and any officer or employee of the Department of Employment Security who shall accept, directly or indirectly any fee or compensation from any applicant or from his or her representative shall be guilty of a Class C misdemeanor, except that this Section does not prohibit referral of an individual to an apprenticeship program that is approved by and registered with the United States Department of Labor, Bureau of Apprenticeship and Training and charges an application fee of $50 or less.
(Source: P.A. 98-1133, eff. 12-23-14.)

20 ILCS 1015/8

    (20 ILCS 1015/8) (from Ch. 48, par. 184)
    Sec. 8. The term "Applicant for employment" as used in this act shall be construed to mean any person seeking work of any lawful character, and "applicant for help" shall mean any person or persons seeking help in any legitimate enterprise; and nothing in this act shall be construed to limit the meaning of the term work to manual occupation, but it shall include professional service and all other legitimate service.
(Source: Laws 1903, p. 194.)

20 ILCS 1015/8.1

    (20 ILCS 1015/8.1) (from Ch. 48, par. 184.1)
    Sec. 8.1. Farmworkers. The Department of Employment Security shall proscribe the recruitment by Illinois employers of farmworkers unless the employer files a statement with the Job Service and the Department setting forth the terms and conditions, and the existence of any strike or other concerted stoppage, slowdown, or interruption of operations by employees of that employer at the site of the proposed employment, directly relating to the employment offered to the farmworkers so recruited. A copy of the statement in English and the language in which the farmworker is fluent shall be given to each farmworker prior to recruitment by the employer so recruiting. The statement shall be made on a form provided to employers by the Job Service on request. A copy of this statement, in both English and the languages in which the farmworkers are fluent, shall be posted by the employer in a conspicuous location at the place of residence or employment of the recruited persons. As used in this Section and Section 8.2, "farmworker" means any person who moves seasonally from one place to another, within or without the State, for the purpose of obtaining employment relating to the planting, raising, or harvesting of any agricultural or horticultural commodities, or the handling, packing, or processing of those commodities on the farm where produced or at the place of first processing after leaving that farm.
(Source: P.A. 90-372, eff. 7-1-98.)

20 ILCS 1015/8.2

    (20 ILCS 1015/8.2) (from Ch. 48, par. 184.2)
    Sec. 8.2. Each farmworker recruited for employment pursuant to Section 8.1 shall be provided with a written summary of the laws of the State of Illinois relevant to his employment. The summary shall be both in English and the language in which the farmworker is fluent. The summary shall include, but is not limited to, explanations of Illinois law regarding payments of wages, wage assignments, wage deduction orders and migrant labor camps.
(Source: P.A. 79-901.)

20 ILCS 1015/8.3

    (20 ILCS 1015/8.3) (from Ch. 48, par. 184.3)
    Sec. 8.3. Report of violations. Each local office of the Job Service shall transmit to the Attorney General of the State of Illinois and to the appropriate State's Attorney allegations of violations of Sections 8.1 and 8.2. Any such violation shall be punished as a Class A misdemeanor.
(Source: P.A. 90-372, eff. 7-1-98.)

20 ILCS 1015/13

    (20 ILCS 1015/13) (from Ch. 48, par. 186)
    Sec. 13. (Repealed).
(Source: P.A. 83-1503. Repealed by P.A. 90-572, eff. date - See Sec. 99-5.)

20 ILCS 1015/14

    (20 ILCS 1015/14) (from Ch. 48, par. 186.1)
    Sec. 14. The Department of Employment Security shall cooperate and enter into any necessary agreements with the Department of Human Services for the provision of job placement and job referral services to the rehabilitation services clients of the Department of Human Services, including job service registration of such clients with Illinois Employment Security offices and making job listings maintained by the Department available to such clients.
(Source: P.A. 89-507, eff. 7-1-97.)

20 ILCS 1015/15

    (20 ILCS 1015/15) (from Ch. 48, par. 186.2)
    Sec. 15. The Department of Employment Security shall cooperate and enter into any necessary agreements with any entity providing services as prescribed under Section 1 of "An Act in relation to the provision of assistance to certain persons, amending Acts named therein", enacted by the 85th General Assembly, and Section 12-4.29 of the Illinois Public Aid Code for the provision of job testing, job placement and job referral services to the clients of such entities, including job service registration of such clients with Illinois Employment Security offices and making job listings maintained by the Department available to such clients.
(Source: P.A. 85-943.)