bi-partisan Illinois House Passes SB1720

The Illinois Fighting Wage Theft bill crossed another milestone off its list, passing the House in bi-partisan fashion. Our many thanks to all the representatives who voted for the bill, and special thanks to Reps Lisa Hernandez, Carol Ammons, Kathleen Willis, and Natalie Manley (and others -- we missed some of the floor debate) for standing up for this important measure. Thank you, ladies!

The bill increases penalties on businesses that refuse to pay wage theft judgments (yes, this happens a lot) and prohibits repeat and willful wage theft offenders from being awarded state contracts for five years.

As one Republican said, "I was proud to support this common-sense measure."

As well he should be.