Heyl Royster

 


Heyl Royster

 

Did You Know...

8/22/13

  • A motor carrier may not allow or require its drivers to engage in texting while driving a commercial motor vehicle. 625 ILCS 5/6-526.
     
  • Employers cannot collect or keep records of a worker’s associations, political activities, writings, or any other activities outside of work. 820 ILCS 40/9.
     
  • Employers may not gather or keep records identifying employees as the subject of an investigation by the Department of Children and Family Services if the investigation by the Department of Children and Family Services resulted in an unfounded report as specified in the Abused and Neglected Child Reporting Act. 820 ILCS 40/13.
     
  • All wages earned by any employee during a semi-monthly or bi-weekly pay period shall be paid to such employee not later than 13 days after the end of the pay period in which such wages were earned. 820 ILCS 115/4.
     
  • It is the duty of an employer to furnish each employee who performs duties that may be reasonably expected to involve entering an underground sewer with information concerning the prevention of personal injuries and diseases by contact with poisonous or deleterious materials, vapors, gases or fumes. 820 ILCS 250/2.
     
  • An employer shall be required to notify all employees that they may be eligible for the federal earned income tax credit and may either apply for the credit on their tax returns or receive the credit in advance payments during the year. The employer shall not be required to notify any employee who receives gross wages from that employer that exceed the maximum amount that may qualify for the federal earned income tax credit. 820 ILCS 170/15(a).
     
  • It is presumed that an individual performing services for a contractor is an employee of the employer, and not an independent contractor. 820 ILCS 185/10.