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Workplace Rights Bureau


The Workplace Rights Bureau protects and advances the employment rights of all Illinois residents, particularly the stateís most vulnerable residents and immigrant populations. The Bureau investigates and litigates cases involving serious or persistent wage law violations or other significant employment practices, and monitors and proposes legislation concerning labor and employment issues.

The Workplace Rights Bureau also advocates for important labor and employment law matters by drafting amicus curiae briefs and commenting on proposed regulatory changes. Additionally, the Bureau conducts outreach and partners with other governmental entities, community groups, unions and businesses to increase the publicís understanding of their employment rights and to better identify potentially non-compliant employers.

In addition, the Attorney General's Labor Law Unit is responsible for prosecuting cases referred from the Illinois Department of Labor concerning 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 Attorney Generalís Labor Law Unit also enforces the Illinois Department of Labor's administrative subpoenas.

Workplace Rights Links and Documents

Labor Law Guide for Illinois Law Enforcement PDF document

Employment Rights of Persons Discharged from Military Service PDF document

Contact Information

Office of the Illinois Attorney General
Workplace Rights Bureau
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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