Practice Areas

Attention Employers: Upcoming Deadline for New Employee Classification Act Reporting Requirements!

June 2014

By: Ryan M. Helgeson, Esq.

Effective January 1, 2014, employers in the construction industry that use independent contractors must comply with new Illinois Department of Labor (IDOL) reporting requirements pursuant to the Illinois Employee Classification Act. The first annual report must be submitted to the IDOL on or before January 31, 2015 and must contain the following information for the 2014 tax year:

  • The contractor name, address and business identification number;
  • The individual, sole proprietor, or partnership name, address and federal employer identification number; and
  • The total amount paid by the contractor to the individual, sole proprietor, or partnership performing services in the taxable year, including payments for services and for any materials and equipment that was provided along with the services.

A report shall be submitted to the Illinois Department of Labor annually on or before January 31 following the taxable year in which the payments were made.

Questions? Concerns? Contact Nancy E. Joerg at 630-377-1554 or najoerg@wesselssherman.com , or contact Ryan M. Helgeson at 630-377-1554 or ryhelgeson@wesselssherman.com .