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Public Act 097-0580




Public Act 097-0580
HB2095 EnrolledLRB097 07727 KTG 47838 b

    AN ACT concerning veterans.
    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
    Section 5. The Service Member's Employment Tenure Act is
amended by changing Section 6 and by adding Section 8 as
    (330 ILCS 60/6)  (from Ch. 126 1/2, par. 34)
    Sec. 6. Employer's violation of Act; penalty; employee's
    (a) An employer's knowing violation of this Act is a Class
A misdemeanor with a mandatory minimum business offense
punishable by a fine of not less than $5,000 and a maximum fine
of not more than $10,000.
    (b) In case any employer fails or refuses to comply with
this Act, the circuit court of the county in which such private
employer maintains a place of business, or of the county where
such State employee performs most of his duties, has power,
upon the filing of a complaint by the person entitled to the
benefits of this Act, to specifically require such employer to
comply with this Act and to compensate such person for any loss
of wages or benefits suffered by reason of such employer's
unlawful action, together with reasonable attorney's fees and
costs. No fees or court costs shall be taxed against any person
applying for the benefits of this Act.
    The court shall, in its sound discretion, give preference
to the hearing and disposition of such cases over other matters
then pending before it.
(Source: P.A. 93-828, eff. 7-28-04.)
    (330 ILCS 60/8 new)
    Sec. 8. Attorney General; employer list. The Attorney
General shall establish and maintain a statewide list of
employers who have been convicted of violating this Act. The
Attorney General shall make the information in the list
available to the public on its official web site and by any
other means the Attorney General deems appropriate.
    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
becoming law.

Effective Date: 8/26/2011