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.


Law* Covered Employers**

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

*Laws link to primary coverage on XpertHR.com; the law may be addressed in other places on XpertHR.com as well.

**Where "All employers" is listed, there may still be limited exceptions, such as agricultural employers or employers that employ only family members.