Does This Law Apply to My Organization in Illinois?

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Author: XpertHR Editorial Team

Below are some of the most significant employment-related Illinois laws applying to private employers and which employers must comply with each law. Be aware that there are other laws an employer might need to follow that are not listed here.


Law1 Covered Employers2
Advertisement for Strike Workers Act All employers
Bill of Rights for the Homeless Act All employers
Biometric Information Privacy Act Private employers
Child Labor Law All employers
Civil Air Patrol Leave Act Employers with 15 or more employees
Compassionate Use of Medical Cannabis Pilot Program Act All employers
Detection of Deception Examiners Act (DDEA) All employers
Drug Free Workplace Act Employers with 25 or more employees with contracts or grants of $5,000 or more with the state of Illinois
Employee Blood Donation Leave Act Employers with 51 or more employees
Equal Pay Act All employers
Firearm Concealed Carry Act All employers
Illinois AIDS Confidentiality Act All employers
Illinois Clean Indoor Air Act All employers
Illinois Collective Bargaining Successor Employer Act All employers
Illinois Continuation Law All employers
Illinois Criminal Identification Act All employers
Illinois Dependent Child Continuation Law All employers
Illinois Eavesdropping Act All employers
Illinois Employee Credit Privacy Act (IECPA) All employers
Illinois Employment of Strikebreakers Act All employers
Illinois Employment Record Disclosure Act All employers
Illinois Family Military Leave Act Employers with 15-50 employees
Illinois Genetic Information Privacy Act (GIPA) All employers
Illinois Health Care Worker Background Check Act (IHWBCA) Healthcare workers
Illinois Human Rights Act (IHRA) Private employers (most provisions apply to employers with 15 or more employees)
Illinois Jury Act All employers
lllinois Medical Examination of Employees Act All employers
Illinois National Guard Employment Rights Law All employers
Illinois Occupational Disease Act All employers
Illinois Spousal Continuation Law All employers
Illinois Substance Abuse Prevention on Public Works Projects Act Contractors and subcontractors that perform work on public works projects
Illinois Trade Secrets Act (ITSA) All employers
Illinois Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act (WARN) Employers with 75 or more employees, excluding part-time employees; or employers with 75 or more employees who in the aggregate work at least 4,000 hours per week, not including overtime hours
Illinois Workers' Compensation Act All employers
Job Opportunities for Qualified Applicants Act Private employers with 15 or more employees
Minimum Wage Law All employers
Nursing Mothers in the Workplace Act All employers
One Day Rest in Seven Act All employers
Personnel Record Review Act All employers
Right to Privacy in the Workplace Act (RTPWA) All employers
Service Member's Employment Tenure Act Private employers
School Visitation Rights Act Employers with 50 or more employees
Unemployment Insurance Act All employers
Uniform Disposition of Unclaimed Property Act All employers, except government entities
Victims' Economic Security and Safety Act (VESSA) Employers with 50 or more employees
Wage Payment and Collection Act All employers
Wages of Women and Minors Act All employers
Workplace Violence Prevention Act Employers with 15 or more employees

1Laws link to primary coverage on XpertHR.com; the law may be addressed in other places on XpertHR.com as well.
2Where "All employers" is listed, there may still be limited exceptions, such as agricultural employers or employers that employ only family members.