(15 ILCS 205/6.4)
(Section scheduled to be repealed on December 1, 2021)
Worker Protection Unit Task Force.
(a) There is created a Worker Protection Task Force within the Office of the Illinois Attorney General. The Task Force shall be coordinated by the Office of the Attorney General to promote a statewide outreach and enforcement effort to target businesses that violate the State's worker protection laws. The purpose of the Task Force shall be to:
(1) create a coalition in Illinois dedicated to
protecting the State's workforce and law-abiding businesses;
(2) facilitate the timely sharing of information
between Task Force members relating to suspected worker exploitation;
(3) promote the refinement of targeting methods and
best practices, and develop strategies to systemically investigate worker exploitation; and
(4) work cooperatively with labor and community
organizations, businesses and business coalitions, and other advocacy groups to increase public awareness on the underground economy in an effort to promote fairness, combat discrimination, and protect the welfare of the State.
(b) The Task Force shall consist of:
(1) the Illinois Attorney General;
(2) Assistant Attorneys General, assigned at the
discretion of the Illinois Attorney General;
(3) three elected State's Attorneys of Illinois, or
their designees, selected by the Attorney General;
(4) the Director of Labor or his or her designee;
(5) the Director of Employment Security or his or her
(6) the Director of Human Rights or his or her
(7) the chairperson of the Illinois Workers'
Compensation Commission or his or her designee.
(c) The Task Force shall elect a chairperson from its membership and shall have the authority to determine its own meeting schedule, hearing schedule, and agendas. Members of the Task Force shall serve without compensation.
(d) The Task Force shall submit a report to the Governor and the General Assembly regarding its progress no later than December 1, 2020.
(e) This Section is repealed December 1, 2021.
(Source: P.A. 101-527, eff. 1-1-20