(820 ILCS 219/5)
In this Act:
"Department" means the Department of Labor.
"Director" means the Director of Labor.
"Division" means the Division of Occupational Safety and Health within the Department of Labor.
"Employee" means a person in the service of any of the following entities, regardless of whether the service is by virtue of election, by appointment or contract, or by hire, and regardless of whether the relationship is express or implied or established orally or in writing:
(1) The State. For purposes of this paragraph
(1), the term includes a member of the General Assembly, a member of the Illinois Commerce Commission, a member of the Illinois Workers' Compensation Commission, and any person in the service of a public university or college in Illinois.
(2) An Illinois county. For purposes of this
paragraph (2), the term includes a deputy sheriff and an assistant State's Attorney.
(3) An Illinois township.
(4) An Illinois city, village, incorporated town,
school district, or other municipal corporation or body politic.
"Public employer" or "employer" means the State of Illinois or any political subdivision of the State.
(Source: P.A. 98-874, eff. 1-1-15