Labor Resources

Workers are granted certain basic legal rights to safe, healthy and fair conditions at work. Below you can find more information regarding OSHA laws, minimum wage & overtime laws and discrimination.

For more information and understand your rights as a worker, please come to our Office Hours.


Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)

All workers have the right to work in safe and healthy conditions. Learn more at OSHA’s website [here] or in Spanish [here].


Minimum Wage and Overtime

Illinois’ Minimum Wage is currently $8.25 as of July 1st, 2016. Read more about the Illinois Department of Labor’s definition of the state’s minimum wage requirements here.

Chicago’s Minimum Wage is currently $10.50 as of July 1st, 2016. Read more about the City of Chicago’s minimum wage law here.

Both have exemptions and overtime requirements.


Discrimination

Discrimination in the workplace may involve any action such as hiring, firing, demoting, and promoting based on a prejudice, including but not limited to sexuality, religion, gender, race, ethnicity, etc., that results in the unfair treatment of employees. Learn more at the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s website [here].