(820 ILCS 175/45)
Registration; Department of Labor.
(a) A day and temporary
agency which is located, operates or transacts business within this State shall register with the Department of Labor in accordance with rules
adopted by the Department for day and temporary labor service
agencies and shall be subject to this Act and any rules adopted under this Act. Each day and temporary labor service agency shall provide proof of an employer account number issued by the Department of Employment Security for the payment of unemployment insurance contributions as required under the Unemployment Insurance Act, and proof of valid workers' compensation insurance in effect at the time of registration covering all of its employees. If, at any time, a day and temporary labor service agency's workers' compensation insurance coverage lapses, the agency shall have an affirmative duty to report the lapse of such coverage to the Department and the agency's registration shall be suspended until the agency's workers' compensation insurance is reinstated. The Department may assess each day and temporary labor service agency a non-refundable
not exceeding $1,000 per year per agency and a non-refundable fee not to exceed $250 for each branch office or other location where the agency regularly contracts with day or temporary laborers for services. The fee may be paid by check, money order, or the State Treasurer's E-Pay program or any successor program,
and the Department may not refuse to accept a check on the basis that it is
not a certified check or a cashier's check. The Department may charge an
additional fee to be paid by a day and temporary labor service agency if the agency, or any person on the
agency's behalf, issues or delivers a check to the Department that is not
honored by the financial institution upon which it is drawn. The Department
shall also adopt rules
hearings and penalties for violations of this Act or the Department's rules
in conjunction with the penalties set forth in this Act.
(a-1) At the time of registration with the Department of Labor each year, the day and temporary labor service agency shall submit to the Department of Labor a report containing the information identified in paragraph (9) of subsection (a) of Section 12, broken down by branch office, in the aggregate for all day or temporary laborers assigned within Illinois and subject to this Act during the preceding year. This information shall be submitted on a form created by the Department of Labor. The Department of Labor shall aggregate the information submitted by all registering day and temporary labor service agencies by removing identifying data and shall have the information available to the public only on a municipal and county basis. As used in this paragraph, "identifying data" means any and all information that: (i) provides specific information on individual worker identity; (ii) identifies the service agency in any manner; and (iii) identifies clients utilizing the day and temporary labor service agency or any other information that can be traced back to any specific registering day and temporary labor service agency or its client. The information and reports submitted to the Department of Labor under this subsection by the registering day and temporary labor service agencies are exempt from inspection and copying under Section 7.5 of the Freedom of Information Act.
(b) It is a violation of this Act to operate a day and temporary labor service agency without first registering with the Department in accordance with subsection (a) of this Section. The Department shall create and maintain at regular intervals on its website, accessible to the public: (1) a list of all registered day and temporary labor service agencies in the State whose registration is in good standing; (2) a list of day and temporary labor service agencies in the State whose registration has been suspended, including the reason for the suspension, the date the suspension was initiated, and the date, if known, the suspension is to be lifted; and (3) a list of day and temporary labor service agencies in the State whose registration has been revoked, including the reason for the revocation and the date the registration was revoked. The Department has the authority to assess a penalty against any day and temporary labor service agency that fails to register with the Department of Labor in accordance with this Act or any rules adopted under this Act of $500 for each violation. Each day during which a day and temporary labor service agency operates without registering with the Department shall be a separate and distinct violation of this Act.
(c) An applicant is not eligible to register to operate a day and temporary labor service agency under this Act if the applicant or any of its officers, directors, partners, or managers or any owner of 25% or greater beneficial interest:
(1) has been involved, as owner, officer, director,
(2) is under the age of 18.
(d) Every agency shall post and keep posted at each location, in a position easily accessible to all employees, notices as supplied and required by the Department containing a copy or summary of the provisions of the Act and
a notice which informs
the public of a toll-free telephone number for day or temporary laborers
and the public to
file wage dispute complaints and other alleged violations by
day and temporary labor service
agencies. Such notices shall be in English or any other language generally understood in the locale of the day and temporary labor service agency.
(Source: P.A. 100-517, eff. 6-1-18