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Graefe & Hansen, Ltd.

Chicago Labor & Employment Law Firm Defends and Protects Employers' Rights

55 West Monroe Street, Suite 3550 - Chicago, IL 60603


McDonald and Kloth, LLC

McDonald & Kloth, LLC serves a broad range of clients including individuals, executives, family businesses, startups, non-profit organizations, religious institutions, educational institutions, and large publicly traded businesses.

115 S. LaSalle Street, Suite 2600 - Chicago, IL 60603


Peter Andjelkovich & Associates

Client-Focused Service at the Highest Level

135 South LaSalle Street, Suite 3950 - Chicago, IL 60603


Elaine K. B. Siegel & Associates, P.C.

Chicago Attorneys with over 40 Years Experience

11 East Adams Street, Suite 1401 - Chicago, IL 60603


Law Office of Stephen A. Glickman, P.C.

Stephen A. Glickman, P.C. is an Employment Law Firm that aggressively represents a broad range of clients in all areas of Employment Law.

55 West Monroe Street Suite 3700 - Chicago, IL 60603

(312) 960-9550

Pappas, Davidson, O'Connor & Fildes, P.C.

Law Firm in Rock Island, IL

1617 Second Avenue, Suite 300, The Paddock Building - Rock Island, IL 61201


In Illinois, like anywhere else, employment plays a main role in people’s lives. Employment is a vital part of society and Illinois labor laws equalize the bargaining power between employer and employees in order to maintain a balance and satisfying environment for society.

Union affiliation of employed wage and s

Beginning in January 2003, data reflect revised population controls used in the household survey. Data refer to the sole or principal job of full- and part-time workers exluded are all self-employed workers regardless of whether in Illinois
Total Employed 2003. 5,399
Total Members of unions 967
Percent of Employed 17.9
Total Employed Represented by Unions 1,003
Persent Total Employed 2004 18.6
Total Employed 2004. 5,410
Total Members of unions 908
Percent of Employed 16.8
Total Employed Represented by Unions 971
Persent of Total Employed 2004 17.9

Source: U.S.Bureau of Labor Statistics

Labor laws in Illinois primarily regulate the relationship between employers and unions and grant employees the rights to engage in certain activities, such as strikes, to have their demands fulfilled. Illinois workers rely on labor laws to rectify unfair employment practices. Our Illinois labor law lawyers have dealt with various cases protecting each worker's and employer’s rights in order to maintain a fair relationship between both parties.

Our Illinois labor law lawyers specialize in all aspects of labor law and possess solid knowledge concerning:

  • Arbitration / grievances / mediation
  • Business immigration
  • Collective bargaining
  • Discrimination law
  • Employment agreements
  • Employment class action defense
  • Employment counseling
  • Employment litigation
  • Fair Labor Standards Act
  • Labor relations
  • Occupational safety & health
  • Strike support
  • Supervisor training
  • Workplace security
  • Wrongful discharge

Maintaining an equal and fair employee/employer relationship should be in everybody’s interest. If you have any questions, or if you are concerned that one of your rights as a Illinois worker or employer has been violated, contact one of our Illinois labor law lawyers immediately.

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Labor Dept. Expands Overtime Laws

AUDIO, RM, 44Kbps, 4:09, 4/20/2004

The Bush administration releases new rules governing which employees have the right to receive overtime pay. While not as far-reaching as some lawmakers had desired, the central revision raises the threshold for overtime from workers earning $65,000 to those making $100,000.
Source: NPR


News about Labor Law cases in Illinois and nationwide:

EEOC Examines Job Bias Laws

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) examined perspectives on work/family balance and the intersection with the federal anti-dis... Read more >

U.S. Department of Labor’s June Employment Report

“Today’s employment report from the Labor Department shows that for the 34th consecutive month, the economy continues to expand and create job oppo... Read more >

OSHA Identifies 14,000 Workplaces With High Injury And Illness Rates

WASHINGTON -- Approximately 14,000 employers have been notified that injury and illness rates at their worksites are higher than average and that a... Read more >

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Employment Topics

  • Collective Bargaining
  • Discrimination law
  • Employment Agreements
  • Employment Litigation
  • Fair Labor Standards Act
  • Labor relations
  • Mediation
  • Occupational safety & health
  • Strike Support
  • Wrongful Discharge

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Employment Terms

Economic strike

Economic strikes are not a ground for terminating participating employees and they result when employees strike after a stalemate in negotiations over a contract with management.

Central bank

A country's principal monetary authority, responsible for such key functions as issuing currency and regulating the supply of credit in the economy.

National Labor Relations Board

Any complaints or questions concerning unfair practices involving unions should be directed to the NLR Board.

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