Wage theft law passes in Illinois

Exciting news as the anti-wage theft movement continues to gain momentum. The law is one of the strongest in the nation and will go in effect on January 1, 2011. It allows the Illinois state DOL the power to adjudicate small claims without going to court. 

Congratulations to the Working Hands Legal Clinic,Chicago Workers Collaborative, Latino Union and Centro de Trabajadores Unidos for all of their work on this excellent piece of legislation.

Here are some links for more information:

http://www.justpayforall.org/files/39222041.pdf  (summary of the new law)

http://blog.aflcio.org/2010/08/03/in-illinois-wage-thieves-will-pay/ (AFL-CIO Blog)