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ACTION CALL! Legislation To Get People Back To Work

Legislation To Get People Back To Work

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State Representative Gong-Gershowitz has filed the RISE Act.  This legislation will get people back to work and support small businesses.  The RISE Act (House Bill 0801) creates a tax incentive for businesses that retrain and hire employees who have lost their jobs or businesses because of the pandemic.

Businesses with under 500 employees will receive a $2,500.00 tax credit for retraining and hiring a new employee.  Businesses with under 100 employees will receive a $5,000.00 tax credit.  An additional tax incentive of $500.00 will be provided if the business is in a disproportionately impacted area (DIA) or if the person being hired resides in a DIA.

Getting people back to work will replace unemployment payments with tax revenue.  It will support small businesses and stimulate the economy.  Most importantly, this will get people back to work.

Please take action below to contact your legislators and ask them to sponsor the RISE Act!  It only takes a moment!

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Business Interruption Grant Program

By mrevis@sbacil.org | February 15, 2021

IL – Many small and local businesses were devastated by the pandemic but only 20% of applicants received Illinois Business Interruption Grants.  Watch coverage of SBAC President Elliot Richardson testifying before the Illinois Senate Commerce Commission about the need for an improved and more inclusive process in the future.   Please translate this page to…

Summarization of EEOC Vaccine Guidelines

By patti@sbacil.org | January 29, 2021

December 16th – The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has addressed the most common employer questions regarding the COVID-19 vaccine. As of now, there are currently no state or federal laws that prohibit employers from requiring vaccinations as a condition of employment, however, employees can refuse to get the vaccine if they have certain medical…

Rebuilding Lives and Businesses

By patti@sbacil.org | January 26, 2021

Hard-working Americans had no idea what was coming in February of 2020.  It seemed unfathomable that many small businesses would face the possibility of permanently closing or their employees would be without jobs in the spring.   With the resurgence of Covid-19 cases, the situation for both small businesses and their employees has become even…

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