The Rauner administration has reached a deal with business and labor groups on a plan for unemployment insurance changes, the governor's office announced Monday.
Here's information from the governor's office on the proposed changes, which need approval from the state legislature:
Under the agreed framework an individual would be ineligible to receive unemployment insurance benefits following separation with an employer if a worker:
* Damaged an employer's property through grossly negligent conduct;
* Consumed alcohol, illegal or non-prescribed drugs during work hours in violation of an employer's policies;
* Provided false information in an employment application;
* Endangered the safety of himself/herself or co-workers through grossly negligent conduct;
* Knowingly and repeatedly violated reasonable written attendance policies of an employer;
* Refused to obey an employer's reasonable and lawful instructions unless the refusal is due to the lack of ability skills or training of the worker or if the instruction would result in an unsafe act; or
* Did not maintain required licenses, registrations and certifications required by law for the specific job.
Under the unemployment insurance reform proposal, workers who are eligible for Social Security could also receive a full unemployment insurance benefit, according to the governor's office.
Older workers currently see half of the amount they receive for Social Security subtracted from unemployment insurance benefits.
The Illinois AFL-CIO and Illinois Retail Merchants Association were among the groups that worked on the proposed unemployment insurance changes with the administration.