Illinois State Senate District 5 issued the following announcement on Feb. 19.
Senator Patricia Van Pelt (D-Chicago) recently filed legislation that would require an employer to reimburse the employee within 30 days after the receipt of a required expense. Currently, there is no statute determining how long an employer has to pay their staff back. That would be rectified under this measure.
“This legislation is necessary because there’s a lot of confusion about who can get paid for what and when,” Van Pelt said. “This amendment states everything more clearly so employers receive reimbursements in a timelier manner.”
The revised law would also protect employers from being taken advantage of by their employees. For example, if an employee was authorized to work from home, but not required to, any related expenses would not be reimbursable.
The Illinois Chamber of Commerce supports Senate Bill 3307. If passed, it would be effective immediately.
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