Employee Communications: Illinois
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 law requires employers to provide notice regarding a variety of labor laws, unemployment insurance, workers' compensation and potential loss of health insurance. See Communications in Postings Required by Illinois Law.
- Illinois prohibits the misappropriation of trade secrets. See Restricting Employee Communications; Trade Secrets.
- Illinois has passed the Freedom to Work Act. See Restricting Employee Communications; Illinois Freedom to Work Act.
- Illinois restricts certain uses of mobile devices while driving. See Restricting Employee Communications; Use of Mobile Devices.
- Under Illinois law, depending on the circumstances, the employer or plan administrator is required to notify certain individuals of their rights to continue health benefits when certain qualifying events have occurred. See Notice Requirements for Continued Health Benefits Coverage.
- Employees sometimes raise defamation claims against employers. See Defamation Avoidance.
- Illinois law protects the confidentiality of disciplinary documentation and communications. See Confidentiality of Disciplinary Communications.
- Localities including Chicago and Cook County have requirements pertaining to employee communications. See Local Requirements.