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Welcome to the Illinois Department of Labor

The Illinois Department of Labor is a medium-sized State agency that manages an extra-large workload, serving thousands of employees and businesses in the State each year. IDOL's primary responsibilities are to protect worker wages, welfare and working conditions by enforcing State labor and employment laws, providing compliance assistance to employers, and increasing public awareness of workplace protections. IDOL has offices throughout the State, with main offices in Springfield and Chicago; an office in the State Regional Office Building in Marion; and field staff located throughout the State.

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Child Labor Law
Freelance Worker Protection Act
Electronic Document Signing

Paid Leave for All Workers Act


The Department of Labor is in the process of preparing guidance and other resources and materials to educate employees and assist employers with compliance. 

Equal Pay Registration Certificate Portal

On April 12, 2022, the Equal Pay Registration Certificate portal opened for the first batch of employers to submit their EPRC applications. Instructions on application submissions and use of the portal, and other information and guidance on EPRC compliance are available here.

Public Works Quarterly Report

Pursuant to PA 103-347 and 820 ILCS 130/3.1, beginning in January 2024, the Illinois Department of Labor is required to report quarterly to the General Assembly and the Governor the number of people employed on public works in the State during the preceding 3 months. This report shall also identify every public works project in the State by project name and contractor name and the demographic characteristics of the workers on the project, including gender, race, and ethnicity, broken down by the following categories: (i) type of trade; (ii) whether the worker is a journey worker or apprentice; and (iii) total work hours performed.

The reports are available here. IDOL will add reports to this page on a quarterly basis, starting in January 2024. The reports reflect certified payroll data for the preceding three months.

Illinois Minimum Wage

Year Minimum Wage Tipped Youth (Under 18 working fewer than 650 hours per calendar year
January 1, 2024 $14 $8.40 $12
January 1, 2025 $15 $9 $13

Unpaid Wages

Online Complaint Form - Minimum Wage, Overtime, Unpaid Wages Complaint Forms

The Illinois Department of Labor (IDOL) launched an online wage claim application to modernize the wage claim process. The online complaint process guides claimants through the steps to submit a complete and accurate claim. It also allows claimants to log-in and check the status of their wage claim at their convenience. In order to access the system, claimants will first need to create an Illinois Public ID account.

  1. Click here to create Illinois Public ID.
  2. Online Form

To report any difficulties submitting a wage claim online form, please contact IDOL at 312-793-2800 or via e-mail at


Scheduled Hearings/Audiencias Programadas
Please find all Wage Payment and Collection Act Hearings scheduled by the Illinois Department of Labor here. Encuentre audiencias programadas con el Departamento de Trabajo de Illinois sobre la Acta de Colección y Pago de Salario aquí.

Filing A Wage Claim
Can I file a Wage Claim?
How long do I have to file a claim? What documentation do I need?
Find out these answers and more in our FAQ.

I Filed A Wage Claim, What Do I Do Next?
How long does the process take? I have more information to provide the Department, what do I do? Is there a fax/email address?

How Does The Hearings Process Work?
Have a hearing coming up, but don't know what to bring? Will you require special assistance due to an impairment? How long will it take to receive a hearing judgment?

What does an employer have to do after receipt of a Notice of Wage Claim?

Conciliation & Mediation

Illinois Prevailing Wage Portal

Illinois Prevailing Wage Rates

Illinois Certified Transcript of Payroll

Section 9 Hearings
Where can I find the hearing notices/order for Prevailing Wage Section 9 hearings?

Annual ECA Report Submissions
Any contractor who has construction services performed for it by an individual, sole proprietorship or partnership that is not an employee of the contractor must file a report by April 30, 2022 with the Department of Labor.

SR 259 DBE Taskforce