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City of Chicago Passes Anti-Wage Theft Ordinance

On January 17, 2013, the City of Chicago passed an anti-wage theft ordinance, making Chicago the largest city in the country with such legislation. Where an employer is found to have violated the wage laws, either as the result of civil litigation or an investigation conducted by the Illinois Department of Labor, the ordinance allows the City to revoke the employer’s business license. The new law goes into effect this summer and was sponsored by Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Alderman Ameya Pawar (47th), and Alderman Danny Solis (25th).