On March 11 HB6013 was introduced into the Illinois House of Representatives. If made into law, the bill would allow employers in counties with high unemployment rates to pay a reduced amount in workers’ compensation taxes.
The bill was authored by state Rep. Bill Mitchell. Last Friday, March 14, Mitchell stated that the measure is aimed at generating employment in “struggling communities,” which includes his district, Macon County.
To qualify, the state must be rated at least two percentage points higher than the average state employment rate in any given taxable year.
Workplace injuries can cause serious damage and result in expensive hospital fees. The attorneys at Spiros Law, P.C., help injured Illinois workers collect workers’ compensation. Call our offices today at 217-328-2828.