Compliance Alert:  New Illinois Rules Regarding Day and Temporary Workers
August 24, 2023

Illinois employers hiring day and temporary workers as well as staffing agencies providing this type of worker to clients have increased responsibilities due to law changes signed by Governor Pritzker on August 4, 2023.

The new “equal pay for equal work” laws mandate that a temporary worker assigned to work at one client for more than 90 days in a 12-month period must receive pay and benefits equal to the lowest paid directly hired employee performing the same or substantially similar work. Benefits are defined as health care, vision, dental, life insurance, retirement, leave (paid and unpaid), other similar employee benefits and those required by Illinois and federal law.

In addition, Illinois Day and Temporary Labor Services Act (DTLSA) amendments include labor dispute disclosures, impose new training and safety requirements for both staffing agencies and clients, and put in place new enforcements, fees and penalties.

All staffing agencies and companies employing day and temporary workers on or after August 4, 2023, should familiarize themselves with these new requirements, and review procedures, contracts, and work practices to comply.

The Miller Cooper Client HR Services Team is available to assist as employers adopt new policies to comply with these new amendments. Contact us if you have questions or need assistance.

 

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