TITLE 56: LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT
CHAPTER I: DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
SUBCHAPTER b: REGULATION OF WORKING CONDITIONS
PART 300 PAYMENT AND COLLECTION OF WAGES OR FINAL COMPENSATION
SECTION 300.940 FILING OF A CLAIM AND SERVICE


 

Section 300.940  Filing of a Claim and Service

 

a)         An employee or an employee's representative may file a complaint with the Department alleging violations of the Act by submitting a completed wage claim application on the form provided by the Department and by submitting all supporting documentation.  Complaints shall be filed within one year after the wages or final compensation were due.

 

b)         Applications shall be reviewed by the Department to determine whether there is cause for investigation.  The Department will limit its investigation to reviewing the 3 years prior to the date the complaint was filed.

 

c)         Service of any document upon any person may be made by personal delivery, certified mail with the return receipt signed by the person or its agent, US regular mail with postage prepaid, electronic mail (e-mail) when agreed to by the employer or claimant, or any other verifiable means, such as private carrier, to the following:

 

1)         address on file with the Department;

 

2)         address on file with the Secretary of State;

 

3)         address on file with any other State agency with which the employer has the duty to maintain a current address; or

 

4)         any other address, including e-mail address, the Department reasonably calculates to be a true and current address for the employer.

 

d)         The Department will notify the employer of the existence of the claim.

 

(Source:  Amended at 38 Ill. Reg. 18517, effective August 22, 2014)