Labor and Employment Rights
Attorney General Lisa Madigan advocates, legislates and litigates for Illinois workers and labor unions.
The Labor Counsel is responsible for undertaking affirmative enforcement actions to address large-scale violations of Illinois labor laws and coordinating major labor initiatives with State Agencies and outside business and labor organizations. The Office of the Attorney General also is responsible for prosecuting cases referred from the Illinois Department of Labor. Referrals to the Attorney General's office concern violations of the Illinois Minimum Wage Law, the Illinois Prevailing Wage Law, the Illinois Wage Payment and Collection Act, and the Employee Classification Act. The Labor Law Unit also enforces the Department of Labor's administrative subpoenas when the Department of Labor attempts to investigate Prevailing Wage Act violations.
Additionally, the Attorney General's Labor Law Unit defends claims of age, sex or race discrimination and other employment-related allegations brought by current or former state employees against their employing agency or other individual agency employees.
Labor and Employment Links and Documents
Labor Law Unit, General Law Bureau