(820 ILCS 40/1)
(from Ch. 48, par. 2001)
As used in this Act:
(a) "Employee" means a person currently employed or subject to recall
after layoff or leave of absence with a right to return at a position with
an employer or a former employee who has terminated service within the preceding year.
(b) "Employer" means an individual, corporation, partnership, labor organization,
unincorporated association, the State, an agency or a political subdivision
of the State, or any other legal, business, or commercial entity which has
5 employees or more than 5 employees exclusive of the employer's parent,
spouse or child or other members of his immediate family and includes
an agent of the employer.
(Source: P.A. 83-1339.)