On Jan. 4, 2011, the Illinois Workers Compensation Commission (IWCC) shut down a restaurant located in the same building as IWCC offices for noncompliance with the state’s workers’ compensation laws.
The IWCC said it gave Steak and Fries, located at 100 W. Randolph St. in Chicago, every opportunity to comply with the law before shutting the restaurant down. The IWCC first brought an enforcement action in March 2009.
The owner secured insurance in April 2009 and agreed to pay a fine of $15,000. He failed to pay all of the fine, however, and the following April, he failed to pay the insurance premium.
Uninsured employers are deemed a serious threat to public safety and welfare, and the law authorizes the Commission to shut such employers down.
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