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About IDOL

The mission of the Illinois Department of Labor is to safeguard the public and to promote and protect the rights, wages, welfare, working conditions, safety, and health of all employees in the State, regardless of race, religion, ethnicity, color, or sexual orientation, by enforcing State labor laws and standards, regulating amusement rides and attractions, and ensuring safe and healthy working conditions in public sector workplaces.

Office Locations

The Department has three offices across the State; its headquarters located in Springfield, a fully operational administrative office in Chicago; as well as a regional office in Marion.
All visitors to the offices must be prepared to show a valid photo ID.

Office Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:30am - 5:00pm.

Springfield Office
524 S. 2nd Street, Suite 400
Springfield, IL 62701
217-782-0596 (fax)

Chicago Office
160 N. La Salle Street, C-1300
Chicago, IL 60601
312-793-5257 (fax)

Marion Office
2309 W. Main Street
Marion, IL 62959
217-782-0596 (fax

IDOL Program Divisions

IDOL is responsible for the administration and enforcement of 26 labor and safety laws.

FLS administers and enforces ten state labor laws, including the Minimum Wage/Overtime Law, Wage Payment and Collection Act, Child Labor Law, and the Day and Temporary Labor Services Act. The focus of the division is to ensure that workers are paid at the appropriate rate and in a timely manner, to assist workers in the collection of unpaid or underpaid wages and to protect minors and day laborers from harmful or abusive working conditions.

Con/Med administers and enforces eleven state labor laws, including the Prevailing Wage Act, the Employee Classification Act, the Victims' Economic Security and Safety Act, the Employee Sick Leave Act, and the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) Act. The focus of the division is to ensure that workers are paid the appropriate prevailing wage rate on publicly-funded construction projects, to ensure that construction workers are not misclassified as independent contractors and to ensure workers are given 60 days notice of plant closings or mass layoffs.

Illinois OSHA protects the health and safety of public employees through the inspection, investigation and evaluation of public facilities and working conditions to ensure compliance with occupational safety and health standards and conducts educational and advisory activities to assure safe and healthy working conditions.

The Illinois On-Site Safety and Health Consultation Program helps Illinois businesses meet the Federal OSHA health and safety regulations. Our FREE consultation process is completely voluntary and primarily targeted for small to medium-sized businesses.

The Amusement Ride and Attraction Safety division annually inspects amusement rides and attractions open to the public to ensure they meet safety standards, including criminal history records checks and sex offender registry checks on carnival workers employed in Illinois.

The Legal Division provides legal advice to the Director and each division, oversees all legal functions of IDOL and conducts informal investigative hearings, as well as formal administrative hearings on the statutes enforced by the Department. The division also enforces the Right to Privacy in the Workplace Act, Job Opportunities for Qualified Applicants Act and the Personnel Records Review Act.


The Administration Division provides support services and overall administrative resources to each of the program divisions. These support services include Fiscal, Information Technology, Legislative Liaison, Public Information Officer and Human Resources.

Department Functions/Resources

The Department has an annual budget of $12.8 million for Fiscal Year 2019 and an authorized staff of 93 full-time employees; including the Chicago, Springfield, and Marion field offices. 

Department's Advisory Boards

The Amusement Ride and Attraction Safety Board consists of eight members, one of whom is the Director of Labor. The remaining seven members are appointed by the Governor with the advice and consent of the Senate. Of the seven appointed members of the Board, one must be an operator of amusement rides, one must be a registered professional engineer, one must represent the insurance industry, and one must represent the general public. The Amusement Ride and Attraction Safety Board meets at least twice a year with meetings generally held in January and September. The Board advises the Department on rules for the safe installation, operation and maintenance of amusement rides, amusement attractions, trains, alpine slides, toboggan slides, ski lifts, rope tows and bungee jumping as required by the Act.

The Labor Advisory Board (LAB) is comprised of 13 members representing labor, management and the public who are appointed by the Governor. The purpose of the Board is to provide a forum for interested parties to discuss issues affecting Illinois workers, including labor laws administered and enforced by the Department. The Board advises the Director of Labor regarding labor policy and enforcement of laws, reviews statutes enforced by the Department and provides recommendations regarding the Department's administrative regulations. The Board is mandated to meet quarterly, with meetings scheduled in March, June, September and December each year.

Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)

Under FOIA (5 ILCS 140/1-17), records in possession of government agencies may be accessed by the public upon written request. A public record may be any record, report, form, writing, letter, memoranda, book, paper, map, photograph, card, tape recording, electronic data processing record, recorded information and all other documentary material received, possessed or under control of a public body. Information regarding FOIA requests​

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