Mike Hughes provided testimony to the Illinois Department of Labor (IDOL) in a virtual hearing on the proposed rule regarding joint employer designation. In response to the federal USDOL rule, IDOL filed a proposed rule that took a different approach to the joint employer issue in May, 2020. The Illinois Chamber provided written comments to the rule raising a number of concerns including:
- Notice is insufficient given the significant impact on business
- The proposed rule will have a significant negative impact on Illinois business especially small businesses
- The Department is not within its statutory authority
Mike pointed out in his testimony that the federal rule has been struck down by a NY federal court and while it is being appealed it is unlikely that an incoming Biden Administration will continue the appeal.