Changes to Illinois Wage Payment and Collection Act Regulations

Web Admin - Friday, February 06, 2015

Illinois wage payment, Rolling Meadows employment lawyerLast year, the Illinois Department of Labor (IDOL) made a set of important changes to the regulations it uses to govern the Illinois Wage Payment and Collection Act. Although these changes are substantive and significant, relatively little has been publicized about the changes. Employers should take note of these new employment regulations to ensure that they are in compliance with the IDOL's new positions on various items, as they can have a serious impact on business operations. The new regulations make a variety of substantive changes, some of which are specific and mechanical, while others are broad and may represent new attitudes about enforcement at the IDOL.

The Illinois Wage Payment and Collection Act

The Illinois Wage Payment and Collection Act is a state statute that governs the way that employers are required to pay wages to their employees. These sorts of requirements include things like how often employers must pay their employees, how employers should handle final payments for terminated employees, and how to handle payments for striking workers. As with many laws, they are supported by a set of regulations. Unlike laws, regulations are promulgated by the administrative agencies that are tasked with enforcing the statute. Yet, like laws, regulations still have binding impact on employers, so it is important for employers to keep abreast of changes in the regulations.

The Changed Regulations

The IDOL recently changed the regulations that accompany the Illinois Wage Payment and Collection Act in a variety of different ways. These are just some of the more important changes.

The new regulations include a sweeping definition of an “agreement” between employees and employers. It means “a manifestation of mutual assent on the part of two or more persons.” The definition goes on to discuss the fact that agreements are broader than contracts and things like employee handbooks and past practices can constitute agreements, even over express disclaimers in some circumstances. This means that employers may end up binding themselves to prior wage practices permanently.

The new regulations also change certain notice and recordkeeping requirements. For instance, the regulations now require employers to provide written notice of a person's wage when they are hired and whenever that rate changes, to the extent possible. Additionally, employers must now keep records of the hours all employees work per week, regardless of whether any of the employees are actually subject to overtime requirements.

These are just some of the changes that the IDOL recently made to the Illinois Wage Payment and Collection Act regulations. If you are concerned about your company's compliance or believe that your employer is violating your rights as an employee, contact an Illinois employment law attorney today. Drost, Gilbert, Andrew & Apicella, LLC serves many different clients across the northwest suburban area, including in towns like Rolling Meadows, Buffalo Grove, Arlington Heights, and Deer Park.

Ken ApicellaAbout the Author: Attorney Ken Apicella is a founding partner of DGAA focusing in the areas of personal injury, employment, insurance coverage disputes, and civil litigation. Ken earned his J.D. from DePaul University College of Law in 1999. He has been named a SuperLawyers Rising Star and a Forty Illinois Attorneys Under Forty to Watch. Ken has written and lectured for the Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education and regularly serves as a moderator at Northwest Suburban Bar Association's Continuing Legal Education seminars.

Recent Posts


personal injury law firm traffic violations Illinois traffic attorneys consent to a search homestead rights Arlington Heights insurance attorney insurance disputes murder charges underinsured motorist insurance agent negligence swimming pools special needs trust unpaid overtime subcontractor Illinois estate planning Barrington drug crime attorney Illinois traffic attorney Des Plaines motorcycle accident attorney coronavirus Chicago employment attorney Illinois injury lawyer Illinois Trust Code employees trucking accidents child safety controlled substance personal injury clemency Chicago trucking accident attorney overtime violations insurance claim dispute trusts suspended license fault based insurance low-ball insurance settlement DGAA Chicago insurance law firm caregiver Barrington real estate lawyer Fourth of July Schaumburg civil litigation attorney Arlington Heights wills and trusts lawyer Illinois estate planning law firm Illinois red light cameras preventing accidents Rolling Meadows insurance dispute lawyers Illinois DUI attorney mass shooting Arlington Heights injury attorney Arlington Heights trucking lawyer landlord tenant law Palatine injury attorney commercial real estate Schaumburg Attorney hands free device Illinois LLC creation healthcare claims criminal Schaumburg injury lawyer financial advisors Rolling Meadows Traffic Lawyer head on collisions internet Rolling Meadows car accident lawyers Illinois living will wrongful death medication errors Illinois business law atorneys caretaker rights Schaumburg probate attorney Liquor Control Act dynasty trusts insurance claim dispute attorney Des Plaines medical malpractice attorney Jay Andrew rent to own real estate contracts Chicago car accident lawyer construction accidents, personal injury, wrongful death, Arlington Heights personal injury attorneys, workers' compensation traffic deaths Crystal lake insurance dispute attorney pregnant women criminal defense foreclosure Schaumburg traffic lawyer changes to mortgage law traffic accidents Affordable Care Act civil rights violation Barrington employment law firm wrongful termination Barrington employment attorney insurance dispute, insurance dispute lawyers, insurance claim denial, insurance claim delays, Rolling Meadows insurance dispute attorneys job lawyers Illinois insurance claim dispute lawyer Illinois corporate lawyer auto accidents Crystal Lake employment law attorney Barrington estate planning lawyer Illinois Sales Representative Act drug possession Deer Park traffic accident attorney insurance denial appeals right to work Arlington Heights wills and trusts attorney Buffalo Grove insurance claim dispute lawyers Des Plaines real estate attorney Crystal Lake medical malpractice law firm Federal Food Drug and Cosmetic Act Chicago will attorney, social media platforms, Illinois estate planning lawyer, traffic violations defense Illinois tax attorney bicycle accidents Crystal Lake car accident lawyer medical malpractice severance agreements rumble strips Des Plaines claims law firm installment contracts BAIID bike accident traffic laws preventable medical errors Barrington employment law attorney Illinois pedestrian accident attorney Palatine workers compensation lawyer estate planning lawyer Rolling Meadows probate lawyer Crystal Lake civil litigation lawyer Palatine personal injury lawyer Home Remodeling Repair Act Crystal Lake employment attorney Rolling Meadows real estate attorney Arlington Heights tax lawyer wrongful termination, employment law, whistleblower protections, Illinois employment laws, discrimination in the workplace Schaumburg real estate lawyer Illinois collections attorney Policy Cancellation Palatine corporate law attorneys denial of life insurance Des Plaines injury law firm Attorney Ken Apicella vacation home Illinois construction accident attorney Palatine employment law lawyer pet bites life insurance claims drugs digital information Inverness civil lawyer ACA digital media accounts, estate planning, Arlington Heights estate planning attorney, social media after death Illinois workplace discrimination attorney Colin Gilbert Long Grove estate planning Illinois motorcycle accident lawyer startup company Mount Prospect wills and trusts lawyers Palatine employment lawyer underage DUI Illinois employee rights attorney. South Barrington real estate attorney jet ski accidents license revocation manufacturing workers compensation Barrington litigation attorney taxes DUI penalities comp time Schaumburg corporate attorney IRELA Buffalo Grove car accident lawyer Palatine civil attorney condo association Crystal Lake pet attorney involuntary manslaughter uninsured motorist digital assets employment attorney Crystal Lake traffic lawyer Deer Park criminal attorney condo traffic tickets Buffalo Grove injury lawyer Illinois employment law capital gains tax Joliet general practice lawyers Des Plaines accident attorney unfunded trust investment property Chicago attorney life insurance deadly crashes boating accidents Illinois wills and trusts attorneys breathalyzer test IRA benefits Food and Drug Administration's Food Safety Modernization Act Arlington Heights wills and trusts lawyers underfunded trust Buffalo Grove probate lawyer traumatic brain injuries South Barrington real estate lawyer anesthesia errors murder Detainer Actions medical marijuana medical malpractice claims boating under the influence Illinois lawyer Illinois traffic laws hiring employees Do Not Resuscitate Inverness estate planning lawyer Illinois personal injury Illinois insurance disputes fiduciary rule delay pedestrian-automobile accident reckless homicide vacation home fines Barrington personal injury attorney estate tax probate process federal regulations for LLCs defective products estate planning, digital assets, Revised Uniform Fiduciary Access to Digital Assets Act, Illinois digital assets, Illinois estate planning, trucking accident lawyers health insurance dispute motorcycle accident lawyer personal injury attorney Illinois jet ski accident lawyer Crystal Lake traffic attorney Schaumburg wrongful death attorney Rolling Meadows criminal lawyer Crystal Lake medical malpractice lawyer spinal cord injuries Rolling Meadows personal injury attorney Inverness injury lawyer Crystal Lake pedestrian accident lawyer Arlington Heights accident attorney real estate zoning Illinois trucking safety overtime pay Des Plaines personal injury lawyers blood alcohol content trench injuries Palatine law firm foreclosed rental property institutional trustee agent llinois Real Estate Lawyers Association license reinstatement filing a medical malpractice claim Employment Discrimination Law residential real estate Rolling Meadows traffic law firm trust payments Mount Prospect elder law attorney Barrington estate planning attorney LLCs insurance dispute Rolling Meadows accident lawyer Rolling Meadows litigation lawyer Crystal Lake personal injury lawyer defective products lawyer Illinois real estate lawyer Palatine construction attorney irrevocable trust Des Plaines insurance attorney Rolling Meadows boating crash lawyer DUI attorney jet ski automated cars workers comp real estate attorney Des Plaines real estate lawyer DUI defense DUI rollover accidents Rolling Meadows employment law attorneys fatal car accidents probate insurance negligence criminal law Deer Park workers compensation lawyer Des Plaines drug crimes lawyer Barrington criminal lawyer Crystal Lake accident attorney Inverness insurance attorney Schaumburg estate planning attorney Illinois employment laws Arlington Heights car accident lawyer Illinois car accident attorney probate fees sexual harassment Illinois insurance lawyer Des Plaines slip and fall Palatine drug lawyer bicycle dooring accidents estate planning trusts CAM business litigation personal injury accidents BAC Forcible Entry real estate closing Barrington injury attorney employment contract traffic crimes construction accidents Illinois personal injury lawyers insurance dispute attorney Long Grove estate planning attorneys Schaumburg personal injury lawyers employment law, Illinois employment laws ObamaCare liens Schaumburg criminal attorney rollover car crashes owner responsibility insurance claim denial Illinois employment attorneys distracted driving accident victims commercial leasing Inverness accident lawyer Crystal Lake bike accident lawyer personal injury, auto accident injuries, delayed injuries, serious injuries, Des Plaines personal injury attorneys gift taxes Rolling Meadows traffic attorney healthcare senior citizens Barrington personal injury lawyer Crystal Lake will lawyer estate planning attorney Buffalo Grove traffic lawyers problem employees cell phone accidents forming a corporation in Illinois probate claims process Illinois employment law firm Illinois Probate Act of 1975 real estate contract license suspension estate plan Illinois bicycle safety Schaumburg drug defense lawyer sole proprietorship wage theft Rolling Meadows insurance lawyer Long Grove real estate lawyer Illinois civil litigation lawyer traffic offenses Barrington attorney Schaumburg employment attorney license Rolling Meadows personal injury lawyers Illinois traffic accident lawyer cell phone tower data independent contractor Barrington workers compensation attorney living trust vs will federal crimes Rolling Meadows insurance dispute lawyers, insurance dispute insurance claims dealing with problem employees DNR Illinois personal injury lawyer living trust real estate leasing Buffalo Grove medical malpractice lawyers appealing an insurance claim IRA trust transfer FSLA Barrington business law firm Illinois speeding lawyer employee misclassification Palatine probate lawyer Retaliatory Discharge driving real estate attorneys nursing home negligence compensatory time Chicago lawyer Illinois elder law attorney Crystal Lake insurance lawyer insurance disputes, Illinois insurance disputes, Illinois insurance dispute attorneys, denied insurance claims, Arlington Heights insurance dispute attorneys Illinois will lawyer advance healthcare directive rest breaks Buffalo Grove law firm Barrington medical malpractice lawyers Schaumburg elder law lawyer insurance claim deed transfer employment law real estate lawyer car collision Fair Labor Standards Act life insurance lawyer car crashes Arlington Heights employment attorney insurance adjusters Class A misdemeanor Schaumburg estate planning lawyer Deer Park traffic lawyer privacy laws Illinois employment law attorney School Visitation Rights Act Exclusions marijuana Mount Prospect real estate lawyer Buffalo Grove employment lawyer Palatine business attorney Arlington Heights real estate lawyer premises liability Illinois mortgages Palatine criminal defense lawyer operating agreements distracted driving accidents Arlington Heights Attorney Kenilworth estate planning attorneys Illinois law insurance claim delay Arlington Heights personal injury attorney Rolling Meadows medical malpractice lawyers field sobriety test Rolling Meadows corporate lawyer Illinois insurance claim attorney Illinois estate planning attorney pedestrian accident Buffalo Grove real estate attorney medical malpractice, missed diagnosis, delayed diagnosis, medical mistake, Deer Creek medical malpractice lawyers Deer Park employment law attorney Illinois pet lawyer Schaumburg car accident attorney pet law Arlington Heights wills and trusts attorneys income distribution deducation food poisoning expungement blended families Deer Park personal injury lawyer natural gas golf accidents speeding Deer Park DUI lawyer Inverness probate lawyer accidental death benefits Crystal Lake tax lawyer Des Plaines DUI attorney Kenilworth estate planning attorney PTSD Arlington Heights employment law attorneys Illinois workers compensation attorney Palatine insurance lawyer work unions tax attorney Illinois employment lawyer minimum wage Schaumburg construction accident lawyer Rolling Meadows employment attorney pizza emoji Arlington Heights medical malpractice lawyer Rolling Meadows Palatine real estate lawyer Illinois Wage Payment and Collection Act personal injury lawyer Arlington Heights TBI attorney Barrington Illinois estate planning lawyer Illinois traffic ticket lawyer BUI surgical mistakes Illinois Human Rights Act Schaumburg personal injury attorney Schaumburg personal injury lawyer digital assets, digital fiduciary, estate planning, digital content, Long Grove estate planning lawyers medical research Deer Park motorcycle accident lawyer FMLA Deer Park real estate law firm breach of contract motorcycle accident insurance agents crossover accidents Illinois insurance claim dispute lawyers Schaumburg estate attorney Super Mario pedestrian injuries, pedestrian fatality Illinois business lawyer employee discrimination icy parking lots hit and run accident medical malpractice compensation insurance attorney products liability Kenilworth estate planning lawyer Thanksgiving Inverness corporate attorney Des Plaines criminal attorney Rolling Meadows marijuana attorney college kids commercial leases power of attorney for healthcare Illinois wills and trusts Illinois personal injury attorney Illinois defective products attorney boating DUI comparative negligence car crash drunk driving statistics Illinois home inspection personal injury claims sexual images Buffalo Grove traffic attorney Palatine civil litigation lawyer disability benefits meal breaks small business real estate paid sick leave drug crime Illinois medical malpractice claim Deer Park medical malpractice attorney criminal record employment lawyer Buffalo Grove personal injury lawyer Chicago insurance claim attorneys dog bites employment law, meal breaks, rest breaks, hotel employees, Des Plaines employment law attorneys Barrington criminal defense lawyer Deer Park accident attorney Illinois insurance claims lawyers Rolling Meadows employment law attorney Des Plaines Traffic Lawyer product liability unpaid assessment Buffalo Grove corporate attorney holiday statistics Illinois small business no contest clauses Chicago biking tips pain and suffering Chicago estate planning Landlord Tenant Ordinance elder law Illinois probate lawyer Palatine corporate attorney estate planning for college students mortgage liability claims Arlington Heights lawyer Colin H. Gilbert Crystal Lake law firm fiduciary rule Illinois insurance dispute lawyers Arlington Heights Traffic Lawyer life insurance policy unauthorized overtime Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission drunk driving loss of consortium Transfer on Death Instrument denied insurance claim Des Plaines collections attorney drug crimes spinal cord injury drug crimes lawyer Inverness DUI lawyer attorney fees Crystal Lake car accident attorney first degree murder Crystal Lake medical malpractice attorneys Illinois Smoke Detector Act car accident lawyers Illinois wrongful termination lawyer Palatine Attorney Rolling Meadows Attorney Des Plaines tax law firm living trust benefits Crystal Lake employment lawyer probate lawyer denied insurance claims texting and driving murder defense Des Plaines drug lawyer living wills Mt Prospect Attorney Crystal Lake estate planning lawyer truck collisions POA construction contracts Riverwoods estate planning lawyer Chicago corporate attorney Illinois rollover accident lawyers guardianship attorney Arlington Heights estate planning attorney IRS civil litigation attorney Des Plaines personal injury attorney loopholes estate attorney Des Plaines pet law attorney Arlington Heights personal injury lawyer Long Grove real estate attorney Arlington Heights traffic attorney texting while driving Crystal Lake injury attorney Arlington Heights pedestrian accidents Illinois boating accident lawyer Chicago traffic lawyer Illinois employment law attorneys Illinois contracts Schaumburg medical malpractice lawyer Inverness real estate attorney Illinois trusts attorney Family Medical Leave Act privacy ken apicella whistleblower protections employment contract, employment law, employment at-will, Deer Park employment law attorneys, contract, power of attorney Buffalo Grove personal injury attorney Palatine trusts lawyer Palatine traffic lawyer Arlington Heights car crash attorneys Barrington Traffic Lawyer traumatic brain injury personal injury claim pedestrian accidents trauma after an accident Long Grove wills and trusts attorneys Long Grove estate planning attorney Buffalo Grove criminal defense lawyer landlord Rolling Meadows drug defense attorney slip and fall accidents Inverness elder law lawyer Illinois criminal defense attorney Chicago estate planning lawyer Illinois job attorney Des Plaines personal injury lawyer Schaumburg criminal law attorney Illinois registered agent car accident Rolling Meadows estate planning attorney wills Palatine elder law attorney Arlington Heights criminal lawyer Schaumburg employment law attorneys probate claims Palatine punch death Rolling Meadows personal injury lawyer GM ignition switches new real estate form Inverness real estate lawyer Chicago will attorney Rolling Meadows tax attorney car accidents wills and trusts Whistleblower Claims estate planning, death tax, succession plans, business estate plans, Barrington estate planning lawyers brain injury trustee car crash injuries in terrorem provision modern family estate planning Illinois medical malpractice lawyers Illinois real estate Illinois attorney insurance denials Crystal Lake business law attorneys Barrington boating accident attorney Schaumburg Inverness personal injury attorney Illinois driving without license workers compensation benefits revenge porn TBI Home Sale Contingencies employee rights back injuries Des Plaines civil attorney natural gas explosion Barrington civil litigation attorney Illinois workers compensation lawyer Palatine employment attorney Illinois medical malpractice case creditors Palatine traffic accidents Rolling Meadows insurance attorney marijuana crimes attorney Illinois medical malpractice attorney estate planning Illinois workplace lawyer Chicago employment lawyer Crystal Lake personal injury attorney Palatine estate planning lawyer corporate law Legal Info Illinois Transfer on Death Instrument bad faith insurance claims Crystal Lake criminal defense attorney insurance claim denials gift tax exemption, estate planning, estate planning strategies, Illinois estate planning, South Barrington estate planning attorneys Rolling Meadows criminal attorney Self-Directed IRA Accounts pay when paid contract eluding a police officer dram shop law DMV home inspection lawyer car accident lawyer Inverness traffic law firm digital evidence workplace sexual harassment elder abuse Schaumburg insurance lawyers cell phone Illinois insurance attorney Rolling Meadows business lawyer Rolling Meadows DUI lawyer liability civil litigation