Illinois Employment Laws
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State labor and employment laws are intended to protect workers from unfair treatment or unsafe working conditions, balanced against the need of states to attract employers. The federal government provides a base level of employee protection but states have their own laws that either strengthen these protections or address other, state-specific needs. For instance, Illinois employers are required to provide employees with one 24-hour rest period per seven days, but state law does not regulate non-meal breaks. Illinois employment laws cover everything from meal breaks and minimum wage, to workers' compensation and overtime. Click on a link below to learn more.
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