Below is information about laws and regulations, including wages, benefits, safety and health, that affect businesses and workers within the State of Illinois.
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- The Illinois Workers Compensation Commission handles claims for benefits based on work-related injuries and diseases.
- Equal Employment Opportunity laws prohibit employment discrimination based on race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, and some other factors.
- Income & Payroll Taxes are required to be withheld in order to pay state and federal taxes.
- Social Security Administration administers retirement, disability programs, Medicare and others.
- National Labor Relations Board is an independent federal agency that protects the rights of private sector employees to join together, with or without a union, to improve their wages and working conditions.
- Occupational Safety and Health Administration establishes and enforces protective standards for the workplace.
- The Fidelity Bonding Program protects employers against employee dishonesty, theft or embezzlement.
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- Illinois UI Law Handbook (contains the Act and related statutes, rules, interpretive guides, and a digest of adjudication precedents)
- U.S. Department of Labor: Summary of the Major Laws of the Department of Labor
- U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
- Illinois Department of Human Rights
- National Labor Relations Board
- Illinois Department of Labor