102ND GENERAL ASSEMBLY
State of Illinois
2021 and 2022
Introduced 1/14/2021, by Rep. Michael Halpin
SYNOPSIS AS INTRODUCED:
Creates the Low-Wage Employer Cost Recoupment Act. Directs the
Department of Labor to impose a surcharge upon employers that pay
employees wages that are less than the amount that would disqualify a
single person from being eligible for federal Supplemental Nutrition
Assistance Program benefits. Imposes a surcharge in an amount equal to the
annual value of the amount of federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance
Program benefits for which a single person would be eligible multiplied by
the number of employees whose wages do not disqualify a person from
eligibility for federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program
benefits. Effective immediately.
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AN ACT concerning employment.
Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
This Act may be cited as the
Low-Wage Employer Cost Recoupment Act.
In this Act:
"Department" means the Department of Labor.
"Director" means the Director of Labor.
"Employee" means any individual employed or permitted to
work by an employer.
"Employer" has the meaning ascribed to that term in the
Minimum Wage Law.
"Wage" means compensation due to an employee by reason of
his or her employment.
Low-wage employer surcharge.
(a) An employer that employs any employee (1) who was
listed on the employer's payroll for at least 90 calendar days
prior to the completion of the most recent calendar quarter,
beginning with the first calendar quarter of 2022 and (2)
whose wages paid by the employer during the quarter were less
than the amount that would disqualify a single person from
being eligible for federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance