Comments: IL SB1978 | 2017-2018 | 100th General Assembly

Bill Title: Creates the Home Care Consumer and Worker Protection Act. Provides that an individual performing services for a private home care provider (a home services agency, home nursing agency, or internet-based business that arranges for home care services) is presumed to be an employee unless specified conditions exist; however, a sole proprietor or partnership performing services is not considered an employee of the agency or private party upon a showing that it is a legitimate subcontractor. Makes it a violation of the Act for a private home care provider not to designate an individual as an employee unless the private home care provider complies with specified provisions. Provides that an interested party may file a complaint online through the website of the Department of Labor against a private home care provider if there is a reasonable belief that the employer is in violation of the Act. Provides that the Department shall enforce the Act and may conduct investigations, obtain documentation, and subpoena books, records, and witnesses to conduct its investigations. Prohibits discharge or other retaliation for exercising rights under the Act. Contains provisions concerning violations, penalties, private rights of action, referrals, rulemaking, and other matters. Provides that moneys received by the Department under the Act shall be deposited into the Home Care Consumer and Worker Protection Fund and amends the State Finance Act to include it as a special fund in the State treasury.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 7-0)

Status: (Passed) 2017-09-22 - Public Act . . . . . . . . . 100-0536 [SB1978 Detail]

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