2019 Illinois Compiled Statutes
Chapter 770 - LIENS
770 ILCS 85/ - Preference of Claims for Wages Act.

(770 ILCS 85/0.01) (from Ch. 82, par. 62.9)
Sec. 0.01. Short title. This Act may be cited as the Preference of Claims for Wages Act.
(Source: P.A. 86-1324.)

(770 ILCS 85/1) (from Ch. 82, par. 63)
Sec. 1. When the business of any person, corporation, company or firm shall be suspended by the action of creditors, or be placed in the custody of a receiver or trustee, then in all such cases the debts owing to laborers or servants which have accrued by reason of their labor or employment and all funds due and unpaid to the trustees for the beneficiaries of any pension or retirement plan, shall be considered and treated as preferred claims, and such laborers, employees or trustees shall be preferred creditors, and shall be first paid in full, and if there be not sufficient to pay them in full the same shall be paid from the proceeds of the sale of the property seized: Provided, that any person interested may contest any such claim or claims, or any part thereof, by filing objections thereto, supported by affidavit, with the officer having the custody of such property, and thereupon the claimant shall be required to reduce his or her claim to judgment in the circuit court before any part thereof shall be paid.
(Source: P.A. 84-551.)

(770 ILCS 85/2) (from Ch. 82, par. 64)
Sec. 2. Any laborer, employee or trustee desiring to enforce his or her claim for wages or pension or retirement payments under this Act, shall present a statement under oath showing the amount due, the kind of work for which the wages are due, when the work was performed, and the nature of the pension or retirement payments claimed under this Act, to the officer, person or court charged with any property seized under Section 1 of this Act, within 90 days after the seizure thereof for the satisfaction of a judgment, or within 90 days after the property may have been placed in the custody of any receiver or trustee, and thereupon it shall be the duty of the person or court receiving the statement to pay the amount of the claim or claims to the person or persons entitled thereto.
(Source: P.A. 83-346.)

(770 ILCS 85/3) (from Ch. 82, par. 65)
Sec. 3. No claims made under this act shall be paid until after the expiration of the time in which to present such claims. And if the funds realized on the property seized shall be insufficient to pay the total claims presented, then such funds shall be prorated on such claims.
(Source: Laws 1887, p. 308.)

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