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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 Guide for Illinois Law Enforcement PDF document

Employment Rights of Persons Discharged from Military Service PDF document

Labor and Employment Contact Information

Office of the Illinois Attorney General
Attn: Jane Flanagan, Labor Counsel
James R. Thompson Center
100 W. Randolph St.
Chicago, IL. 60601

Labor Law Unit, General Law Bureau
Office of the Illinois Attorney General
James R. Thompson Center
100 W. Randolph St.
Chicago, IL 60601

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