On January 1, 2010, the ban on the use of E-Verify in Illinois will be lifted. The new law, SB1133, amends the Illinois Privacy in the Workplace Act and was signed into law by Governor Quinn in August 2009. This change comes after several years of litigation and confusion for Illinois employers subject to federal E-Verify requirements. The new law does not mandate the use of E-Verify for any particular employers in the state, but eliminates the penalties for its usage.