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  1. Article number 1 - Lt. Gov. Sanguinetti and IDOL celebrate Labor Day
  2. Article number 2 - Illinois Bicentenntial
  3. Article number 3 - Downstate IL Occupational Safety & Health Day 2018
  4. Article number 4 - Illinois #1 for Workplace Safety
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    Lt. Gov. Sanguinetti and IDOL celebrate Labor Day

    In honor of Labor Day 2017, Lieutenant Governor Evelyn Sanguinetti joined Acting Director Joe Beyer at Becker Iron & Metal in Venice.

    "One of Illinois’ best assets is its workforce,” Lieutenant Governor Sanguinetti said. “Our Administration has made it a priority to attract and retain high-paying, high-quality jobs in Illinois."

    Read more by clicking here​.

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    Illinois Bicentenntial

    ​Join the celebration! Illinois was admitted into the Union 200 years ago on December 3, 1818.

    Show that you're #IllinoisProud by commemorating the amazing people, places, and things in the Land of Lincoln! Learn more on how to participate at Illinois200.com​

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    Downstate IL Occupational Safety & Health Day 2018

    To promote safety in the workplace, Lieutenant Governor Evelyn Sanguinetti joined employers and employees at the 27th Annual Downstate Illinois Occupational Safety and Health (DIOSH) Day Conference. 

    "The health and safety of our workers should always be a top priority," said Lieutenant Governor Sanguinetti. "We need to balance worker safety while creating a business climate where companies like the ones at DIOSH Day can compete and flourish."

    Learn more about DIOSH Day by clicking here.

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    Illinois #1 for Workplace Safety

    ​The National Safety Council gave Illinois an 'A' for workplace safety and ranked it number one nationwide. The grade was based on the State's efforts to encourage prevention, preparedness, and worker health.

    For the wellbeing of all employees in the State, Illinois OSHA will strive to maintain this high rating. Promoting safe work environments is our top goal.

    Check out the full "The State of Safety: A State-by-State Report"​ by clicking here.

Conciliation and Mediation

Illinois Prevailing Wage Rates

Section 9 Hearings
Where can I find the hearing notices/order for Prevailing Wage Section 9 hearings?

Annual ECA Report Submissions
Any contractor who has construction services performed for it by an individual, sole proprietorship or partnership that is not an employee of the contractor must file a report by April 30, 2018 with the Department of Labor.

Prevailng Wage Ordinance Submission

Unpaid Wages

Scheduled Hearings/Audiencias Programadas
Please find all Wage Payment and Collection Act Hearings scheduled by the Illinois Department of Labor here. Encuentre audiencias programadas con el Departamento de Trabajo de Illinois sobre la Acta de Colección y Pago de Salario aquí.

New Wage Claim Form
Beginning June 1, 2016, all claims for unpaid wages must be submitted on the new complaint form (revised 04/08/16 ). Any claims for unpaid wages received on outdated complaint forms will no longer be processed by the Department.

Filing A Wage Claim
Can I file a Wage Claim?
How long do I have to file a claim? What documentation do I need?
Find out these answers and more in our FAQ.

I Filed A Wage Claim, What Do I Do Next?
How long does the process take? I have more information to provide the Department, what do I do? Is there a fax/emaill address?

How Does The Hearings Process Work?
Have a hearing coming up, but don't know what to bring? Will you require special assistance due to an impairment? How long will it take to receive a hearing judgement?

What does an employer have to do after receipt of a Notice of Wage Claim?

General Questions

Illinois Minimum Wage
What is the current/historical minimum wage in Illinois? What is the minimum they can pay a non-tipped employee? How much do you have to pay a 16-year-old tipped employee?
Payment Methods
Is it a violation of the Wage Payment and Collection Act to offer an employee the choice of payment of wages through a payroll card or direct deposit without the option of a check? Can they pay me in cash? What about Direct Deposit?

Which complaints can I file with the Department of Labor? ¿Qué tipo de reclamos atiende el Departamento de Trabajo? Jakie skargi można złożyć w Departamencie Pracy?