(60 ILCS 1/100-5)
Township attorney and other employees; compensation.
(a) The township board may employ and fix the compensation of township
employees that the board deems necessary, excluding the employees of the
offices of supervisor of general assistance, township collector, and township
assessor. The township board shall fix the compensation of a township
attorney appointed by the township supervisor under Section 70-37. The
township attorney shall not be considered a township employee for purposes of
the first sentence of this subsection.
(b) The board shall set and adopt rules concerning all benefits available to
employees of the board if the board employs 5 or more employees. The rules
shall include, without limitation, the following benefits to the extent they
are applicable: insurance coverage, compensation, overtime pay, compensatory
time off, holidays, vacations, sick leave, and maternity leave. The rules shall
be adopted and filed with the township clerk within 6 months after July 1,
1992. Amendments to the rules shall be filed with the township clerk on or
before their effective date.
(c) Unless otherwise provided and if approved by the highway commissioner,
the township board of trustees may employ and fix the compensation of a
separate township attorney who shall represent the highway commissioner. Such
compensation shall be paid out of the township road fund.
(Source: P.A. 90-190, eff. 7-24-97.)