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New Hire Paperwork: Illinois

New Hire Paperwork requirements for other states

Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.

Authors: Stuart R. Buttrick, Susan W. Kline, Stacey Smiricky and Lindsey M. Hogan, Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP


  • Illinois employers should have their employees fill out the appropriate state equivalent of the federal W-4. See Mandatory Tax Form.
  • Employers should require new employees to sign employee handbooks acknowledging receipt and review of the handbook. See Employee Handbooks and Contracts.
  • Localities including Chicago and Cook County have requirements pertaining to new hire notices. See Local Requirements.