Illinois Department of Labor
|Department executive||Joe Costigan, Director of Labor|
The Illinois Department of Labor (IDOL) is the code department of the Illinois state government that is responsible for the administration and enforcement of more than 20 labor and safety laws. Its director is Joseph Costigan, who was appointed in March 2011 by Governor Pat Quinn.
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.
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- 20 ILCS 5/5-15
- "About IDOL". Illinois Department of Labor. Retrieved 28 August 2014.
- "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.
- "New Illinois law limits criminal history checks on job applicants". Illinois Bar Journal 102 (9): 418. September 2014.
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