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Disabled persons, lawmakers look to phase out road blocks to living wage Disabled persons, lawmakers look to phase out road blocks to living wage

Disabled persons, lawmakers look to phase out road blocks to living wage

Illinois lawmakers are looking to phase out a system which allows certain employers to pay disabled persons far less than the statutory minimum wage that applies to all other state workers. Provisions in the federal Fair Labor Standards Act section 14C allow employers to obtain a certificate to hire individuals at less than minimum wage, and advocates say a review of state records shows some certificate holders have paid wages far lower than $1 hourly. Despite the fact that the 14C exemption is part of a federal program, state Rep. Theresa Mah, a Chicago Democrat and the bill’s...
Bills aim to ease state banking regulations on marijuana businesses Bills aim to ease state banking regulations on marijuana businesses

Bills aim to ease state banking regulations on marijuana businesses

Supporters of legalized marijuana in Illinois have launched efforts aimed at making it easier for legitimate businesses that sell the product to have bank accounts and accept credit card transactions.

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