Why the Fight Over the New White Collar Regs Will Be A Snore in Illinois
by Michael Fox
Because of legislation signed Friday by Gov. Blagojevich which has the effect of negating the DOL revisions even before they are published in final form. See the self-congratulatory press release of the Illinois Democrats behind the legislation. The act accomplishes this by adopting the white collar rules as in effect on March 30, 2004, although it will be willing to accept the higher minimum salary levels contained in the rules. Check out S.B. 1645 for the details. For Illinois employees, it is the best of both worlds; which of course means the opposite for Illinois employers.