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Cook County Wage Theft Law


Cook County has approved an ordinance to stop employers from committing wage theft. According to the Chicago Tribune: “Businesses that have broken state or federal wage and labor laws would be disqualified from receiving property tax abatements, business licenses or county contracts. Companies seeking to do business with Cook County also would be required to file an affidavit certifying they have not violated any wage and labor laws.”

The Tribune article reports that employers steal $7.3 million from Cook County workers each week.