Illinois Employment Law
In addition to being protected from certain kinds of discrimination and retaliation under state law in Illinois, many workers also receive the following benefits:
- Fair pay under the New Overtime Rule
- A minimum wage of $8.25 per hour, which is higher than the federal minimum wage
- A 20-minute meal period during any shift that lasts 7.5 hours or more
- Full wages for all of the time they spend working
- Payout for accrued but unused vacation upon termination
- Privacy – applicants cannot be asked about prior workplace injuries during a job interview, and applicants and employees cannot be asked for passwords to social media accounts.
- A fresh start – applicants and employees typically cannot be denied a job on the basis of their record of arrest or credit score.
- Equal pay for equal work
- Breaks and a private area in which to express breast milk
- The right to review your personnel file and prepare a rebuttal to a negative performance review
- Unpaid time off to vote, serve on a jury or attend a parent/teacher conference
- The right to refuse to engage in conduct which you believe is illegal
- Protection for reporting illegal conduct to authorities
These are just some of the rights state law provides (some of which only larger employers need to provide). You can also read more about Employment Law.
Contact The Wood Law Office
If you believe that an employer has violated any of the employment laws above, please contact The Wood Law Office today to learn more about your rights.