SB1720 Passes the General Assembly!
We're almost there! On a bipartisan basis, the Illinois Senate concurred with the House on SB1720, the Illinois Fighting Wage Theft Bill, and now it goes to Governor Rauner for his hoped-for signature.
And we are hopeful, because this is a good bill that helps not only workers, but ethical businesses, the Illinois economy, and its taxpayers. If you don't believe us, here's what State Rep. Bill Mitchell (R-Forsyth) said:
“In this time of fiscal crisis, we need to make sure that taxpayer-funded state contracts are only going to companies which treat their employees fairly. The vast majority of Illinois businesses, which play by the rules and do right by their employees, deserve a level playing field. Taxpayers deserve more confidence on how their money is spent. I was proud to support this common-sense measure.”