Governor Pritzker issued Executive Order 2019-02 The Executive Order directs the Illinois Department of Labor to review all pending wage cases. For cases pending under the Wage Payment & Collection Act, The DOL is to refer “egregious and repeated violations” to the Attorney General and all others to binding administrative hearings. For cases under all other wage laws, the DOL is to review and assess all pending cases and take action to resolve them and refer them as quickly as possible to the Attorney General for civil prosecution.
The new Governor also signed SB 203 into law as PA 100-1177. The legislation amended the Prevailing Wage Act.