Illinois is considered to be a pro-employee state. Examples of pro-employee laws in the state include a ban on using an employee’s arrest record or erased criminal history to make an employment decision. The state also offers many more protected classes in its antidiscrimination law.
This page is a round-up of the state and municipal laws in Illinois.
Revised policy to refine provisions that, though compliant with state law, may conflict with National Labor Relations Act employee protections for employee discussion and disclosure related to the terms and conditions of employment.
Updated to reflect a forthcoming law nullifying the minimum wage and overtime exemption for domestic employees.
Updated to reflect a forthcoming law exempting domestic employees from the Illinois day of rest law.
Updated to reflect the passage of a minimum wage ordinance in Cook County, Illinois.
Updated to reflect notice-posting requirements in the forthcoming Chicago paid sick leave law and Cook County Earned Sick Leave Ordinance, and forthcoming prohibition of noncompete agreements with low-wage workers.
A roundup of the comprehensive state coverage XpertHR offers to help Illinois employers ensure they are compliant with state HR and employment laws.