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December 2, 2015. By Gordon Gibb.
Chicago, IL: It appears it is anything but a happy family amongst two classes of workers employed by Family Video, a movie rental franchise that is alleged to have stiffed employees of overtime pay in violation of Illinois labor and employment law.Read [ Illinois Family Video Plaintiffs Not Exactly a Happy Family ]
April 2, 2011. By Brenda Craig.
Read [ Kraft Workers Cheesed Off ]
Urbana, IL Workers at the Kraft Foods plants in Champaign, Illinois, contend their employer daily cheats them out of money by requiring them to change into factory clothes, attend a staff meeting and then walk a considerable distance to their workstations before they can clock in for the day.
January 4, 2011. By Charles Benson.
Read [ Lawmakers Consider Changes to Illinois Labor Law ]
Springfield, IL Lawmakers are considering making Illinois labor law changes that would associate teacher tenure with student test results, potentially making it easier to fire some ineffective teachers, the Wall Street Journal reports.
December 16, 2010. By Heidi Turner.
Read [ Illinois Facility Fined for Violations ]
Coffeen, IL When it comes to Illinois employment, Illinois employee rights are protected by Illinois state labor law and federal law. Illinois employee rights include the right to be properly protected from hazardous materials. Failure to adequately train employees in working with hazardous materials, or failure to provide proper safety equipment, can result in penalties for the employer.
October 4, 2010. By Charles Benson.
Read [ Illinois Labor Law Will Keep Employment Program Going ]
Springfield, IL An Illinois labor law will extend a program that was set to end at the end of September, which has provided tens of thousands of low-income workers with federal stimulus-subsidized jobs.
August 13, 2010. By Gordon Gibb.
Read [ Will Furlough Expansion Under Illinois Labor Law Backfire? ]
Springfield, IL In what may turn out to be an unwelcome 'Catch 22' for Illinois employment and the state of Illinois, a recently-announced expansion of the state's mandatory furlough program for non-unionized state employees could turn out to be far less beneficial than those in charge of the Illinois coffers may have hoped. That's because there is a fear that lawsuits and litigation costs stemming from disgruntled employees could negate any potential benefit and savings to the state by expanding the furlough program to 24 days.
July 4, 2010. By Charles Benson.
Read [ Change to Illinois Labor Law Boosts Minimum Wage ]
Champaign, IL An important change to Illinois employment law goes into effect this July as the state increases its minimum wage to $8.25 an hour.
May 15, 2010. By Gordon Gibb.
Read [ NITEL Sued by Union for Alleged Illinois Employment Violations ]
Chicago, IL The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local 134 (IBEW 134) has filed a lawsuit alleging violations of the Illinois Employee Classification Act. The labor union accuses Northern Illinois Telecom Inc. (NITEL) of illegally misclassifying workers and paying them less than their due.
February 19, 2010. By Charles Benson.
Read [ Illinois Employment Lawyers Earn Railroad Employee $80,000 in Back Wages ]
Chicago, IL In a move that could have widespread ramifications for Illinois employee rights, the US Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has awarded a former railroad employee more than $80,000 in back wages, compensatory damages and attorney fees.
January 11, 2010. By Gordon Gibb.
Read [ Illinois Employee Convicted of Fraud ]
Belleville, IL Job applicants should expect their personal information to remain confidential and strictly for the use of the job application. However, a Belleville, Illinois restaurant manager has been cited with fraud and a violation of Illinois employment laws after a handful of employees and job applicants in Illinois discovered that she had stolen their identities for her alleged personal gain.
- Illinois Labor Law Limits Choices for Workers Seeking New Jobs By Charles Benson (Dec-2-09)
- Illinois Employment Law: Former Employee Wins Invasion of Privacy Claim By Heidi Turner (Nov-3-09)