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Payroll Illinois, Unique Aspects of Illinois Payroll Law and Practice
The Illinois State Agency that oversees the collection and reporting of State income taxes deducted from payroll checks is:
This information must be reported within 20 days of the hiring or rehiring.
The information can be sent as a W4 or equivalent by mail, fax or electronically.
There is a , 0 penalty for a late report in Illinois.
The Illinois new hire-reporting agency can be reached at 800-327-4473 or on the web at www.ides.state.il.us/employer/newhire/general.htm
Illinois does not allow compulsory direct deposit
Illinois requires the following information on an employee's pay stub:
Illinois requires that employee be paid no less often than semimonthly; monthly for FLSA-exempt employees; union contract can provide different intervals.
Illinois requires that the lag time between the end of the pay period and the payment of wages to the employee not exceed semimonthly-13 days; weekly-7days; monthly-21 days; daily-1 day.
Illinois payroll law requires that involuntarily terminated employees must be paid their final pay immediately if possible, if not, by next regular payday; next regular payday if suspended due to labor dispute or temporarily laid off and that voluntarily terminated employees must be paid immediately if possible; if not, by next regular payday.
Deceased employee's unpaid wages must be paid when normally due to the person owed for funeral expenses, spouse, or child after small estate affidavit; estate no over ,000.
Escheat laws in Illinois require that unclaimed wages be paid over to the state after five years.
The employer is further required in Illinois to keep a record of the wages abandoned and turned over to the state for a period of 5 years.
Illinois payroll law mandates no more than 40% of minimum wage may be used as a tip credit.
In Illinois the payroll laws covering mandatory rest or meal breaks are that employees must have 20 minutes during first 5 hours of 7and a half-hour shift.
Illinois statute requires that wage and hour records be kept for a period of not less than five years. These records will normally consist of at least the information required under FLSA.
The Illinois agency charged with enforcing Child Support Orders and laws is:
Division of Child Support Enforcement
Department of Public Aid
509 S. 6th St.
Springfield, IL 62701
Illinois has the following provisions for child support deductions:
Please note that this article is not updated for changes that can and will happen from time to time.
About the Author: Charles J. Read, CPA has been in the payroll, accounting and tax business for 30 years,