Tuesday, March 06, 2012

Illinois Labor Laws Requirements

Illinois Department of Labor promotes and protects the working conditions, rights, wages, safety and health of workers in the state of Illinois by enforcing the state labor laws. This is to safeguard the public at large through the regulation and ensuring that all employers comply with all other required labor standards.

It is a requirement by the state of Illinois and the Federal Government for all the employers to post state labor law posters and federal labor laws posters in their premises where all the employees can see them with ease. Any employer who goes against these directives to comply with the postings may be fined or face even dire repercussions. Illinois labor law posters are up to date, and also attorney approved. These labor law posters are offered at size 24 inches by 36 inches. The Illinois labor law posters include all the state labor laws on one single poster. Federal labor law posters are also provided together with state posters, and their size is 18 inches by 24 inches, they include all the mandatory federal labor laws. The two posters should be placed side by side where every employee can see.

All the privately owned businesses in Illinois were supposed to have posted notices advising their employees of what rights they have as it pertains to the National Labor Relations Act by 31st January, 2012.

Some of the laws in the Illinois labor law posters and also in the federal labor law posters include Illinois Minimum Wage, No smoking sign, Emergency care, Economic Security and Safety Act, Equal pay act, Unemployment insurance, Workers' compensation, emergency and payday notice among others.

The minimum wage in Illinois is 8.25 dollars. Minimum wage and overtime can only apply to employers who have an above employee. There are some employees who are not covered by the minimum wage law, and they may be paid less than the minimum wage figure, although these conditions are limited. If you as an employer terminate the services of your worker, you are supposed to pay him or her, dues and the vacation time. Most jobs will not employ workers under the age of sixteen years except under limited conditions, and with a confirmation that the job is not deemed hazardous.

No comments: