Illinois employers must provide health, safety, and labor law information with required posters

information provided by the Illinois Department of Labor

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (July 25, 2020) – Workers have specific rights aimed at protecting them physically and financially while on the job and providing for a safe and healthy work environment. To help ensure workers know those rights, employers are required to prominently post Illinois Department of Labor-approved posters at their workplaces.

“It is important that employers display these posters where their workers will see them on a regular basis,” said Department of Labor Director Michael Kleinik.

Your Rights Under Illinois Employment Laws Poster (17×11″ PDF)

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This poster is required to be prominently displayed by all employers in Illinois. The Your Rights Under Illinois Employment Laws poster includes information on the minimum wage, the Wage Payment and Collection Act, the Equal Pay Act, the Victims’ Economic Security and Safety Act (VESSA), meal and rest period rules and child labor laws, with a hotline number for each.

A separate poster focusing on the Victims’ Economic Security and Safety Act is also available. Click the image to access the PDF:

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Job Safety and Health Poster

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This poster is required to be prominently displayed by all public-sector employers in Illinois. Illinois OSHA, a division of the Illinois Department of Labor, covers public-sector employers in the state. Public sector refers to government entities, such as state offices or on the local level fire departments, sewer departments, and public works departments.

In Illinois, most private-sector employers fall under federal OSHA’s jurisdiction, which also requires the display of a similar poster that summarizes employees’ rights and employers’ responsibilities. A graphic helps explain the reporting requirements:

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A federal OSHA safety poster is also available in a variety of languages: www.osha.gov/Publications/poster

Employee Classification Act Poster

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This poster is required for all construction contractors who use independent contractors. The Employee Classification Act provides that individuals performing services for construction contractors are presumed to be employees of the contractor unless they meet certain criteria. This notice, in English, Spanish, and Polish, must be posted in a conspicuous place on each job site where those individuals perform services and in each of the contractor’s offices.

Day and Temporary Labor Service Act Poster

The Day and Temporary Labor Services Act provides for the regulation of day and temporary labor agencies, establishes worker rights and protections, specifies the duties and responsibilities of day and temporary labor agencies and third-party clients, sets forth penalties and enforcement procedures for violations of the law, and requires third-party clients that contract with day or temporary labor agencies to verify that they are registered with the Department of Labor or face monetary penalties.

Agencies must post this notice, in English or any other language generally understood in the locale of the agency, in the public access area of each work location or branch office.

PDFs of the poster are available for download in:

More information on the Illinois Department of Labor is available at www.labor.illinois.gov.

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