Illinois Labor Law Updates

All businesses with employees in Illinois are required by state & federal employment laws to post Labor Law Posters in a visible location. Employment laws change often, which require labor law posters to be updates. Below includes past & most recent mandatory labor law updates which require employers to post the latest version of these posters.

 

Mandatory change(s) for the state of Illinois

Date
Poster/Update
  • 12/2019

    Illinois Minimum Wage-Updated with new 2020 minimum wage rate of $9.25 per hour.

  • 10/2018

    ISERRA - Your Rights under the Illinois Servicemember Employment & Reemployment Rights Act-New poster added detailing who is protected by the Illinois Servicemember Employment & Reemployment Rights Act and what benefits they have under this law.

  • 09/2018

    Discrimination and Sexual Harassment-New Sexual Harassment and Job discrimination notice added which contains what harassment/discrimination is, employees rights, and contact information for the government agency in charge of enforcing these laws.

Mandatory federal change(s)

Date
Poster/Update
  • 07/2016

    Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) - Federal Minimum Wage-Update includes new regulation revisions as of August 2016 which includes text regarding nursing mothers and overtime rules.

  • 07/2016

    Employee Polygraph Notice-Update includes new regulation revisions as of August 2016 which includes the removal of penalty amount up to $10,000 against violators and revised contact numbers.

  • 05/2015

    Wyoming OSHA - Health and Safety Protection-Updated to reflect an employees right to report work-related injuries and illnesses free from retaliation.

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Illinois Labor Law Poster Posting Requirements:

  • Notice to Employees and Employers (Includes Payment of Wages, Child Labor, and Minimum Wage) (820 ILCS 1059) The full color, easy-to-read Complete Illinois Labor Law Posters notify all employees of key information regarding payment of wages, child labor and minimum wage. You're required by Illinois law to provide this information in a conspicuous location.
  • Equal Pay Act (820 ILCS 11240) The Complete Illinois Labor Law Posters outline the Illinois Equal Pay Act, which confirms that all employees must be paid fairly. You're required by Illinois law to post this information in a conspicuous location.
  • Victims Economic Security and Safety Act (VESSA) (820 ILCS 18040) If you're covered by this Act, then you must provide information to your employees of their rights and protections governed by the Act. The Complete Illinois Labor Law Posters convey this information in a clear, summarized manner.
  • Workers Compensation Notice (820 ILCS 3056)Your employees are entitled to benefits under Workers' Protection coverage, and you must inform employees of their rights relative to 820 ILCS 3056. The Complete Illinois Labor Law Posters provide this information in a central location.
  • Unemployment Insurance (820 ILCS 405700) The Illinois Complete Labor Law Poster displays statements concerning unemployment insurance regulations. Be aware that you're required under 820 ILCS 405700 to post this information in a conspicuous location.
  • Day and Temporary Labor Service Act (820 ILCS 17545) Employees covered by the day and temporary labor Act are granted certain rights and protections. You must inform any affected workers of these rights by posting information in a conspicuous location. The Illinois Complete Labor Law Poster fulfils this requirement conveniently and effectively.
  • Illinois No Smoking Poster All workplaces in Illinois must be smoke-free. The Illinois Complete Labor Law Poster reminds all employees and visitors of this law.
  • Emergency Care / Choking Poster The Illinois Complete Labor Law Poster provides emergency care/choking information that guides employees on how to handle a choking emergency at work.
  • Federal Minimum Wage Act (29 CFR 516.4) Federal law requires that you post information with respect to the federal minimum wage increases from $6.55 an hour to $7.25 an hour, effective July 24, 2009. This information must be displayed in a conspicuous location.
  • Uniform Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (38 USCA 433(a))You are mandated by federal law to provide information regarding the rights, benefits and obligation of employees who are governed by the Uniform Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act. Post this information in a conspicuous location.
  • Employee Polygraph Protection Act (29 CFR 801.6) Per federal law, employees have specific rights and protections accorded to them under the Employee Polygraph Protection Act. You must inform employees of their rights under the act. Ensure that you post this information in a conspicuous location. Be aware that under 29 CFR 801.42(7) a civil penalty of up to $10,000 may be assessed against you for violating any provision of the Act.
  • Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law (29 CFR 1601.30) Your employees must be informed of their rights under federal equal employment laws. Ensure that you post this information in a prominent and accessible location.
  • Family and Medical Leave Act (29 USC 2619(a)(b)) You must post information informing employees of their rights and protections per the Federal Family and Medical Leave Act. This information must be displayed in a conspicuous location, accessible by all employees.
  • Occupational Safety and Health Act (29 CFR 1903.2(a)(1)) You must display clear, summarized and accurate information regarding your employees' rights and protections under the Federal Occupational Health and Safety Act. Display this information in a conspicuous location, and ensure that it is not altered, defaced, or covered by other material.
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Minimum Wage Rates in Illinois in 2020:

The state minimum wage in Illinois, as of January 1, 2020, is $9.25.

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Important Phone Number: State of Illinois

  • Wage & Hour - (312) 793-2800
  • OSHA - (800) 321-6742
  • Workers' Compensation - (866) 352-3033
  • Unemployment Insurance - (800) 829-1040
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