The Illinois Employee Classification Act provides that individuals performing services for construction contractors on or after January 1, 2008 are presumed to be employees of the contractor unless they meet the criteria specified in the Act. If a contractor has misclassified individuals as independent contractors, the Department may assess civil penalties and seek other remedies provided for in the Act.
See link for an overview of the Act’s definitions and prohibitions .The Act addresses a known practice in the construction industry of contractors misclassifying individuals as independent contractors in order to avoid payroll taxes, unemployment insurance contributions, workers' compensation premiums and minimum wage and overtime payments.
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The Department of Labor issued new proposed rule changes for the act 6/26/08 in response to recent public comments and recent departmental experience. The hearings on proposed rules will be heard before the Joint Committee on Administrative Rules.
Questions regarding proposed rule changes, contact Carmela Gonzalez at 312-793-1808.