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820 ILCS 182/1
(820 ILCS 182/10)
As used in this Act:
"Domestic work" means:
(2) house cleaning;
(3) home management;
(4) nanny services including childcare and child
(5) caregiving, personal care or home health services
for elderly persons or persons with an illness, injury, or disability who require assistance in caring for themselves;
(8) companion services;
(9) chauffeuring; or
(10) other household services for members of
households or their guests in or about a private home or residence or any other location where the domestic work is performed.
"Domestic worker" means a person employed to perform domestic work. "Domestic worker" does not include: (i) a person performing domestic work who is the employer's parent, spouse, child, or other member of his or her immediate family, exclusive of individuals whose primary work duties are caregiving, companion services, personal care or home health services for elderly persons or persons with an illness, injury, or disability who require assistance in caring for themselves; (ii) child and day care home providers participating in the child care assistance program under Section 9A-11 of the Illinois Public Aid Code; (iii) a person who is employed by one or more employers in or about a private home or residence or any other location where the domestic work is performed for 8 hours or less in the aggregate in any workweek on a regular basis, exclusive of individuals whose primary work duties are caregiving, companion services, personal care or home health services for elderly persons or persons with an illness, injury, or disability who require assistance in caring for themselves; or (iv) a person who the employer establishes: (A) has been and will continue to be free from control and direction over the performance of his or her work, both under a contract of service and in fact; (B) is engaged in an independently established trade, occupation, profession or business; or (C) is deemed a legitimate sole proprietor or partnership. A sole proprietor or partnership shall be deemed to be legitimate if the employer establishes that:
(1) the sole proprietor or partnership is performing
the service free from the direction or control over the means and manner of providing the service, subject only to the right of the employer for whom the service is provided to specify the desired result;
(2) the sole proprietor or partnership is not subject
to cancellation or destruction upon severance of the relationship with the employer;
(3) the sole proprietor or partnership has a
substantial investment of capital in the sole proprietorship or partnership beyond ordinary tools and equipment and a personal vehicle;
(4) the sole proprietor or partnership owns the
capital goods and gains the profits and bears the losses of the sole proprietorship or partnership;
(5) the sole proprietor or partnership makes its
services available to the general public on a continuing basis;
(6) the sole proprietor or partnership includes
services rendered on a Federal Income Tax Schedule as an independent business or profession;
(7) the sole proprietor or partnership performs
services for the contractor under the sole proprietorship's or partnership's name;
(8) when the services being provided require a
license or permit, the sole proprietor or partnership obtains and pays for the license or permit in the sole proprietorship's or partnership's name;
(9) the sole proprietor or partnership furnishes the
tools and equipment necessary to provide the service;
(10) if necessary, the sole proprietor or partnership
hires its own employees without approval of the employer, pays the employees without reimbursement from the employer and reports the employees' income to the Internal Revenue Service;
(11) the employer does not represent the sole
proprietorship or partnership as an employee of the employer to the public; and
(12) the sole proprietor or partnership has the right
to perform similar services for others on whatever basis and whenever it chooses.
"Employ" includes to suffer or permit to work.
"Employee" means a domestic worker.
"Employer" means: any individual; partnership; association; corporation; limited liability company; business trust; employment and labor placement agency where wages are made directly or indirectly by the agency or business for work undertaken by employees under hire to a third party pursuant to a contract between the business or agency with the third party; the State of Illinois and local governments, or any political subdivision of the State or local government, or State or local government agency; for which one or more persons is gainfully employed, express or implied, whether lawfully or unlawfully employed, who employs a domestic worker or who exercises control over the domestic worker's wage, remuneration, or other compensation, hours of employment, place of employment, or working conditions, or whose agent or any other person or group of persons acting directly or indirectly in the interest of an employer in relation to the employee exercises control over the domestic worker's wage, remuneration or other compensation, hours of employment, place of employment, or working conditions.
(Source: P.A. 99-758, eff. 1-1-17