More Labor Bills – More Anti-Business Legislation – More Regulation
HB4324 – Welch (D-Cook) creates the Wage Lien Act. This bill allows employees who believe they are owed wages or benefits, to file a lien on their employer’s personal property. The Illinois Dept. of Labor would administer the act which they estimate will cost the state over $1 million. HBAI is opposed to this bill and is urging a NO vote.
HB5046 – Welch – creates the Fair Scheduling Act, whereby employers must provide 72 hours’ notice of shift changes to the employees work schedules. There are exceptions for things the employer cannot control such as acts of nature, fire, or civil unrest. However, HBAI remains opposed to this bill and is requesting a NO vote.
SB2999 – Van Pelt – provides that an employer shall reimburse an employee for all necessary expenses incurred by the employee directly related to services provided for the employer. the sponsor admits her bill is too broad and is working with business groups to narrow its scope. SB2999 is the result of a constituent complaint to Senator Van Pelt from an employee who believes they should be reimbursed for the expense of using their personal cell phones for business purposes. HBAI is opposed to the bill but is open to the narrow consideration of reimbursing for phone expenses.
Now let’s talk NCAA basketball. HomePAC, the political arm of HBAI is sponsoring the NCAA Basketball squares raffle for the NCAA championship game to be played next Monday night. HomePAC is selling 100 squares at $50 each. $2500 will go to HomePac and $2500 will go to the owners of the squares who have the matching half time or final score of the game.
HomePAC contributes PAC funds to legislative candidates who support the housing industry. What better way to help yourself and your business than to contribute $50 with the chance to win $500, $750, or more.
I’ll be announcing the winners in real time to you by email during and after the big game. If you want to buy a square write an email to Evelyn Yowell at HBAI. Evelyn’s address is firstname.lastname@example.org. or call us at 217-753-3963 and we will get you registered for our March Madness celebration.