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Public Act 093-0478


Public Act 93-0478 of the 93rd General Assembly

Public Act 93-0478

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    AN ACT concerning commerce.

    Be it enacted by the People of  the  State  of  Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:

    Section  5.   The  Department  of  Commerce and Community
Affairs Law of the Civil Administrative Code of  Illinois  is
amended by adding Section 605-865 as follows:

    (20 ILCS 605/605-865 new)
    Sec. 605-865.  Family-friendly workplace initiative.  The
Department of Commerce and Community Affairs, with the advice
of  members  of  the  business  community,  may  establish  a
family-friendly  workplace  initiative.   The  Department may
develop a program to annually collect  information  regarding
the  State's  private  eligible  employers  with  50 or fewer
employees and private eligible  employers  with  51  or  more
employees  in  the  State  providing the most family-friendly
benefits  to  their  employees.   The  same  program  may  be
established  for   public   employers.   The   criteria   for
determining  eligible  employers includes, but is not limited
to, the following:
         (1)  consideration of the dependent care scholarship
    or discounts given by the employer;
         (2)  flexible work hours and schedules;
         (3)  time  off  for  caring  for  sick  or   injured
         (4)  the  provision  of  onsite  or nearby dependent
         (5)  dependent care referral services; and
         (6)  in-kind contributions  to  community  dependent
    care programs.
    Those   employers   chosen   by  the  Department  may  be
recognized with annual "family-friendly workplace" awards and
a Statewide information and advertising campaign  publicizing
the employers' awards, their contributions to family-friendly
child  care,  and  the  methods  they  used  to  improve  the
dependent care experiences of their employees' families.

    Section  99.  Effective date.  This Act takes effect upon
becoming law.

Effective Date: 8/8/2003