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Workplace Rights Bureau

The Workplace Rights Bureau protects and advances the employment rights of all Illinois residents, particularly the state’s most vulnerable residents and immigrant populations. The bureau investigates and litigates cases involving serious or persistent wage law violations or other significant employment practices, and monitors and proposes legislation concerning labor and employment issues.

The Workplace Rights Bureau also advocates for important labor and employment law matters by drafting amicus curiae briefs and commenting on proposed regulatory changes. Additionally, the bureau conducts outreach and partners with other governmental entities, community groups, unions and businesses to increase the public’s understanding of their employment rights and to better identify potentially noncompliant employers.

For more information or to file a complaint about an employer’s practices, please call the Workplace Rights Hotline at 1-844-740-5076 or use the complaint form below. Please be advised that the Office of the Attorney General is taking measures to address both our obligation to serve the public and the State of Illinois and our concern for the well-being of our employees and the general public health in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. Our offices across the state are open, but operating with reduced staff. This may mean that responses to your complaints, email, and telephone calls may be delayed. The office appreciates your patience during this time.

Workplace Rights Complaint Form

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Workplace Rights Publications


2022 Labor Day Report PDF Document  (en Español) PDF Document

The 2022 Labor Day report highlights the work that the Attorney General’s office has done during the past two years to enforce labor-related laws and protect the people of Illinois. This inaugural report identifies the major work the Workplace Rights Bureau has done and provides Illinois residents with resources to help them protect themselves at work.

Worker Protection Unit Task Force Report
The Worker Protection Unit Task Force Report explains the findings of the Worker Protection Task Force, a group of state agencies, designated county state’s attorneys and other stakeholders committed to enforcing workplace protections. This report describes the Task Force’s work and the work of the Attorney General’s Worker Protection Unit following the enactment of Public Act 101-052, which formally codified the Attorney General office’s Worker Protection Unit into law in 2019.

Worker Protection Unit Task Force Report 2020
PDF Document

Workplace Rights Links and Documents

Employment Rights of Construction Workers  (en Español) PDF document

Guidance for Illinois Residents on Immigration Issues in the Workplace PDF document  (en Español)

Guidance for Public Sector Employees & Employers Following Janus Decision PDF document

Know Your Rights in the Workplace   (en Español) PDF document

Non-Compete Agreements – Frequently Asked Questions PDF document

Guidance for Law Enforcement Officers on Labor Disputes and Protests PDF document

Contact Information

Office of the Illinois Attorney General
Workplace Rights Bureau
James R. Thompson Center
100 W. Randolph Street
Chicago, IL 60601
(844) 740-5076

Labor Law Unit

The Attorney General's Labor Law Unit is responsible for litigating cases referred from the Illinois Department of Labor concerning violations of the Illinois Minimum Wage Law, Illinois Prevailing Wage Law, Illinois Wage Payment and Collection Act and Employee Classification Act. The Attorney General’s Labor Law Unit also enforces the Illinois Department of Labor's administrative subpoenas.

Labor Law Unit, General Law Bureau
Office of the Illinois Attorney General
James R. Thompson Center
100 W. Randolph Street
Chicago, IL 60601

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