On June 9, 2023, Governor Pritzker signed into law HB 3491 which amends the Illinois Prevailing Wage Act (IPWA) to provide workers with the  rights against general contractors and sub-contractors. Effective January 1, 2024, any worker, laborer or mechanic performing construction work on a prevailing wage project can file a private cause of action against the employer for any differential between what was paid and what was required to be paid to them pursuant to the IPWA. Sounds reasonable, right? Of course.