Illinois Department of Labor

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Department of Labor
Department overview
Jurisdiction Illinois
Department executive Joe Costigan, Director of Labor

The Illinois Department of Labor (IDOL) is the code department[1][2] of the Illinois state government that is responsible for the administration and enforcement of more than 20 labor and safety laws.[3] Its director is Joseph Costigan, who was appointed in March 2011 by Governor Pat Quinn.[4]

Beginning in 2015, it will also be responsible for enforcing the Job Opportunities For Qualified Applicants Act, which prohibits employers from inquiring into, considering, or requiring the disclosure of a job applicant's criminal history or background on a job application.[5]

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  1. ^ Uphoff, Judy Lee (2012). "The Governor and the Executive Branch". In Lind, Nancy S.; Rankin, Erik. Governing Illinois: Your Connection to State and Local Government (4th ed.). Center Publications, Center for State Policy and Leadership, University of Illinois at Springfield. pp. 78–79. ISBN 978-0-938943-28-0. 
  2. ^ 20 ILCS 5/5-15
  3. ^ "About IDOL". Illinois Department of Labor. Retrieved 28 August 2014. 
  4. ^ "Governor Quinn Announces Key Appointments Hiram Grau to Lead State Police; Joe Costigan to Lead Department of Labor". Illinois Government News Network. 25 March 2011. Retrieved 7 October 2012. 
  5. ^ "New Illinois law limits criminal history checks on job applicants". Illinois Bar Journal 102 (9): 418. September 2014. 

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