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.
With a team of over 90 employees and an annual operating budget of $16.5 million per year, IDOL is a medium-sized State agency that manages an extra-large workload and serves thousands of employees and businesses in the State each year. 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. Maintaining staff and locations Statewide allows IDOL to be accessible to employees and businesses across Illinois.
524 S. 2nd Street, Suite 400
Springfield, IL 62701
Fax: (217) 782-0596
160 N. La Salle Street, C-1300
Chicago, IL 60601
Fax: (312) 793-5257
2309 W. Main Street, Suite 115
Marion, IL 62959
Fax: (618) 993-7258
Office Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:30am - 5:00pm.
The mission of the Illinois Department of Labor is to protect and promote the wages, welfare, working conditions, and safety of Illinois workers by enforcing State labor and employment laws, providing compliance assistance to employers, and increasing public awareness of workplace protections. Through enforcement, education, and community partnerships, the Department works to ensure that workers are paid what they are owed and that employers who follow the law remain competitive.
Message from the Director
As Director of the Illinois Department of Labor (IDOL), it is my duty to safeguard our core labor standards, so that all workers can perform their work safely with the knowledge that they will be fully and fairly compensated for that work. IDOL is the State’s primary enforcer of more than two dozen State employment laws. Among other things, these laws provide for payment of minimum wage, overtime pay, right to full payment of promised wages, restrictions on child labor, equal pay protections, and payment of local prevailing wage rates on public works projects. IDOL’s Illinois Occupational Safety and Health Division (IL OSHA) enforces workplace safety laws in the public sector.
In addition to labor standards enforcement, IDOL performs other critical functions. IDOL engages in community outreach and education for workers and provides compliance assistance to employers, including through IL OSHA’s no-cost workplace safety consultation services for small and medium-sized businesses.
In the fall of 2021, the Department was selected for a FARE grant from the U.S. Department of Labor Women’s Bureau. Through this grant, IDOL is partnering with non-profit community grantees to raise awareness of pay equity protections among low-wage women workers through a multi-faceted media and outreach campaign.
In the future, I am looking forward to continuing to grow and strengthen our partnerships with community organizations, employers, unions, and fellow government agencies. By raising public awareness about workplace rights and strongly enforcing those rights, IDOL can perform its critical role in protecting the competitiveness of law-abiding businesses and safeguarding workers’ safety and economic security.
Director Jane R. Flanagan
IDOL Program Divisions
IDOL is responsible for the administration and enforcement of more than two dozen labor and workplace safety laws that protect workers and businesses across the State.
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.