Synopsis As Introduced Amends the Illinois Wage Payment and Collection Act. Provides that gratuities to employees are the property of the employees and may not be retained by an employer. Provides that an employer's retention of gratuities is an underpayment of wages for purposes of the Act. Provides that the new provisions do not prohibit tip pooling as permitted by law. Provides that the new provisions do not affect an employer's entitlement to an allowance for gratuities to the extent permitted under the Minimum Wage Law.
House Floor Amendment No. 1 Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Amends the Illinois Wage Payment and Collection Act. Provides that gratuities are the property of employees and that employers shall not keep gratuities. Requires gratuities to be paid to employees within 13 days after the end of the pay period during which the gratuities were earned. Permits the employer to reduce the amount of a gratuity paid by credit card by a proportionate amount of the fee incurred in processing credit card payments.
Replaces everything after the enacting clause with the provisions of the engrossed bill, and further amends the Illinois Wage Payment and Collection Act. Provides that if a final and binding administrative decision issued by the Department of Labor requires an employer or other party to pay wages, penalties, or other amounts in connection with a wage claim, and the employer or other party has neither: (i) made the required payment within 35 days of the issuance of the final and binding administrative decision; nor (ii) timely filed a complaint seeking review of the final and binding administrative decision pursuant to the Administrative Review Law in a court of competent jurisdiction, the Department may file a verified petition against the employer or other party to enforce the final administrative decision and to collect any amounts due in the circuit court of any county where an official office of the Department is located.