Heyl Royster

 


Heyl Royster

 

Did You Know…

12/13/13

  • Any employer of 6 or more persons that is engaged in the manufacture of any article must pay equal wages for equal work, by time or piece work. The law allows for exceptions such as collective bargaining, but will not recognize any exception based on sex. 820 ILCS 110/1.
  • Any private organization, other than a school, that devotes a major portion of its time to providing recreational, social, educational or safety services to children under the age of 18 can require an applicant or volunteer to disclose if they have ever been charged or convicted of intentionally inflicting physical injury to a child, sexual abuse of a child or child abduction. 820 ILCS 210/1. School districts are required to perform specific background checks under 105 ILCS 10-21.9 and 105 ILCS 5/34-18.5.
  • It is the duty of every employer, manufacturer, importer and supplier to submit to the Director of the Illinois Department of Labor an alphabetized list of substances, compounds, or mixtures for which the employer has acquired material safety data sheets. 820 ILCS 255/5.
  • Employers must post in their workplaces, at locations where notices to employees are usually posted, a sign that informs the employees of their rights under the Toxic Substance Disclosure Act. 820 ILCS 255/7. Such signs are made available by the Illinois Department of Labor.
  • No person shall participate in a public performance or exhibition on a tightrope, trapeze, wire, rings, ropes or a pole, or other aerial apparatus, at a height in excess of 20', without a net, cushion or other such safety device. The performer cannot waive this requirement via contract. 820 ILCS 270/1.
  • Every owner or operator of a business in which employees become covered in grease, smoke, dust, grime and perspiration, to the extent that it can become dangerous to the employee if not washed off, must provide and maintain suitable and sanitary washrooms, with adequate supplies of soap, to cleanse the skin. 820 ILCS 230/1.