Illinois Freedom to Work Act amended

The Illinois Freedom to Work Act has been amended to provide that “low-wage employee” means an employee whose earnings do not exceed the greater of the hourly rate equal to the minimum wage required by the applicable federal, state, or local minimum wage law or a specified amount per hour.
Under prior law, the definition of “low-wage employee” was an employee who earns the greater of (1) the hourly rate equal to the minimum wage required by the applicable federal, state, or local minimum wage law or (2) $13.00 per hour. (P.A. 100-225 (S. 858), L. 2017, enacted and effective August 18, 2017.)

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