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  1. Article number 1 - Public Notice Regarding IDOL Rules
  2. Article number 2 - SIOSH Day Conference - October 2014
  3. Article number 3 - Governor Quinn Signs Legislation to Protect Workers Across Illinois
  4. Article number 4 - Governor Quinn Signs Legislation to Give Voters a Voice in Increasing the Minimum Wage
  •  CourtPublic Notice Regarding IDOL Rules


    Please see the Joint Committee on Administrative Rules' for new amendments for the WPCA and ECA

  •  Safety FirstSIOSH Day Conference - October 2014


    T​he Southern Illinois Occupational Safety & Health (SIOSH) Day conference will be on October 30th in Carterville, Illinois. We are excited to announce a full line up of presentations from the U.S. Department of Labor and Illinois Department of Labor Occupational Safety and Health programs.

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  •  Governor Quinn Signs Legislation to Protect Workers Across Illinois


    CHICAGO – Governor Pat Quinn today signed a law to protect the increasing number of workers across Illinois who receive their compensation through a payroll card. The measure, drafted by Attorney General Lisa Madigan, provides important protections for employees by limiting fees that can be imposed on payroll cards. Today’s action is part of Governor Quinn’s agenda to ensure all Illinois workers are treated fairly and receive the compensation they deserve.

  •  Governor Quinn Signs Legislation to Give Voters a Voice in Increasing the Minimum WageGovernor Quinn Signs Legislation to Give Voters a Voice in Increasing the Minimum Wage

    ​CHICAGO – Governor Pat Quinn today gave voters the chance to make their voices heard on an important issue that would benefit hundreds of thousands of working people across Illinois. Governor Quinn today signed House Bill 3814, which places an advisory question on the November 4 ballot that asks if the state’s minimum wage for those over the age of 18 should be raised to $10 by January 1, 2015.

    Governor Quinn first proposed raising the minimum wage in his 2013 State of the State address and earlier this year met with President Barack Obama, Vice President Joe Biden and senior administration officials at the White House in Washington, D.C. to discuss raising the minimum wage. Today’s action is part of Governor Quinn’s agenda to build an economy that works for everyone.​

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Press Releases

  • /IMAGES/SHARE/Logos_Headers/sealnews.gif08/06/2014 - Governor Quinn Signs Legislation to Protect Workers Across Illinois
    CHICAGO – Governor Pat Quinn today signed a law to protect the increasing number of workers across Illinois who receive their compensation through a payroll card. The measure, drafted by Attorney General Lisa Madigan, provides important protections for employees by limiting fees that can be imposed on payroll cards. Today’s action is part of Governor Quinn’s agenda to ensure all Illinois workers are treated fairly and receive the compensation they deserve.
  • /IMAGES/SHARE/Logos_Headers/sealnews.gif06/25/2014 - Governor Quinn Statement on Anniversary of Fair Labor Standards Act
    CHICAGO – Governor Pat Quinn today issued the following statement on the anniversary of the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938. President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed the landmark law on June 25, 1938, which banned oppressive child labor, set a maximum hourly workweek and established the nation’s first minimum wage at 25 cents an hour. If the minimum wage had kept pace with inflation, it would be at $10.75 today.
  • /IMAGES/SHARE/Logos_Headers/sealnews.gif06/22/2014 - Governor Quinn Signs Legislation to Give Voters a Voice in Increasing the Minimum Wage
    CHICAGO – Governor Pat Quinn today gave voters the chance to make their voices heard on an important issue that would benefit hundreds of thousands of working people across Illinois. Governor Quinn today signed House Bill 3814, which places an advisory question on the November 4 ballot that asks if the state’s minimum wage for those over the age of 18 should be raised to $10 by January 1, 2015.

Workforce News

  • /IMAGES/SHARE/Logos_Headers/sealnews.gif09/29/2014 - Governor Quinn and Uber Announce Major Chicago Headquarters Expansion
    CHICAGO – Governor Pat Quinn and Uber executives today announced that the ridesharing giant is moving forward with creating 420 new jobs by the end of 2016 in a major expansion of its Chicago regional headquarters. The announcement follows action the Governor took last month to veto legislation that would have imposed statewide restrictions on Uber and prohibited it from expanding beyond its current footprint in Illinois. The event is part of Governor Quinn’s agenda to create jobs and drive Illinois’ economy forward.
  • /IMAGES/SHARE/Logos_Headers/sealnews.gif09/29/2014 - Governor Quinn Announces the Wait is Over for Chicago’s First Olive Garden Restaurant
    CHICAGO – Governor Pat Quinn today was joined by local officials and employees for the opening of a new Olive Garden restaurant on West Addison Street in Chicago. The new restaurant employs 170 people, who join the 13,800 new private sector jobs created throughout Illinois during August. Today’s event is part of the Governor’s agenda to create jobs and drive Illinois’ economy forward.
  • /IMAGES/SHARE/Logos_Headers/sealnews.gif09/18/2014 - Governor Quinn Visits Chicago’s Hydro, Inc. as Illinois’ Unemployment Rate Continues to Drop
    CHICAGO – As Illinois’ unemployment rate continued to fall to its lowest point in six years, Governor Pat Quinn today visited Hydro, Inc. in Chicago to discuss the state’s ongoing economic recovery. Over the past six months, Illinois' unemployment rate has fallen faster than any other state in the country. Illinois’ unemployment rate dropped for the sixth consecutive month, from 6.8 to 6.7 percent in August, its lowest level since August 2008 and lower than when the Governor took office. Today’s event is part of the Governor’s agenda to create jobs and drive Illinois’ economy forward.
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