Unemployment Insurance: 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 Taylor L. Haran, Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP
- Most employers are subject to Illinois' Unemployment Insurance Act. See Employer Coverage.
- Claimants must meet certain requirements in order to be eligible for unemployment benefits. See Employee Eligibility.
- Under certain circumstances, workers may not qualify for unemployment benefits. See Disqualification From Benefits.
- Unemployment benefits will generally continue for up to 26 weeks. See Benefits.
- An employer generally has 10 days to protest an employee's eligibility to receive unemployment benefits. See Filing Claims.
- Employers must follow certain notice, posting and recordkeeping requirements. See Notice and Posting Requirements; Recordkeeping Requirements.
- Illinois' short-time compensation law provides employers with an alternative to layoffs when faced with a decline in business. See Short-Time Compensation Program.