TITLE 56: LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT
CHAPTER I: DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
SUBCHAPTER b: REGULATION OF WORKING CONDITIONS
PART 280 VICTIMS' ECONOMIC SECURITY AND SAFETY ACT
SECTION 280.110 DEFINITIONS


 

Section 280.110  Definitions

 

"Act" means the Victims' Economic Security and Safety Act (VESSA) [820 ILCS 180].

 

"Certification", as used in Section 20(c) of the Act, means a sworn statement of the employee. Upon obtaining supporting documents from the following sources, the employee shall provide:

 

documentation from an employee, agent, or volunteer of a victim services organization, an attorney, a member of the clergy, or a medical or other professional from whom the employee or the employee's family or household member has sought assistance in addressing domestic or sexual violence and the effects of the violence;

 

a police or court record; or

 

other corroborating evidence. (Section 20(c)(2) of the Act)

 

"Complaint" means an allegation of a violation of the Act filed with the Department.

 

"Complainant" means a person who files a complaint.

 

"Department" means the Illinois Department of Labor or a duly authorized representative.

 

"Director" means the Director of Labor or a duly authorized representative.

 

"Employee" means any person suffered or permitted to work by an employer, including on a full-time or part-time basis or as a participant in a work assignment as a condition of receipt of federal or State income-based public assistance.

 

"Employer" means an individual, partnership, association, corporation, business trust, legal representative, or any organized group of persons, or entity for whom 15 or more employees are employed. Additionally, employer means the State of Illinois, any State officer, department, agency or commission, any unit of local government, and any school district.

 

"FMLA" means the federal Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993 (29 USC 2601 et seq.).

 

"Public hearing" means a formal administrative hearing conducted pursuant to 56 Ill. Adm. Code 120.

 

"Respondent" means an employer against whom a complaint is filed.

 

(Source:  Amended at 34 Ill. Reg. 19546, effective December 3, 2010)