Work Comp Act Section 26

(820 ILCS 305/26) (from Ch. 48, par. 138.26)

Sec. 26. Any wilful neglect, refusal or failure to do the things required to be done by any section, clause or provision of this Act, on the part of the persons herein required to do them, or any violation of any of the provisions or requirements hereof, or any attempt to obstruct or interfere with any court officer, or any other person charged with the duty of administering or enforcing this Act, is a petty offense.

The Attorney General and the State’s Attorney of each county, upon the request of the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission, shall enforce any penalties set forth in this Act.

(Source: P.A. 93-721, eff. 1-1-05.)


(820 ILCS 305/26.1)

Sec. 26.1. Misclassification of employees as independent contractors. The Department of Labor, the Department of Employment Security, the Department of Revenue, the Office of the State Comptroller, and the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission shall cooperate under the Employee Classification Act by sharing information concerning any suspected misclassification by an employer or entity, as defined in the Employee Classification Act, of one or more employees as independent contractors.

(Source: P.A. 95-26, eff. 1-1-08.)


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