Illinois Department of Labor

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Department of Labor
Department overview
Jurisdiction Illinois
Employees 107
Annual budget $12,495,400[1]
Department executive
  • Hugo Chaviano, Director of Labor

The Illinois Department of Labor (IDOL) is the code department[2][3] of the Illinois state government that is responsible for the administration and enforcement of more than 20 labor and safety laws.[4] Its director is Hugo Chaviano, who was appointed in January 2015 by Governor Bruce Rauner.[5]

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.[6]

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  2. ^ 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 (PDF) (4th ed.). Center Publications, Center for State Policy and Leadership, University of Illinois at Springfield. pp. 78–79. ISBN 978-0-938943-28-0. 
  3. ^ 20 ILCS 5/5-15
  4. ^ "About IDOL". Illinois Department of Labor. Retrieved 28 August 2014. 
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  6. ^ "New Illinois law limits criminal history checks on job applicants". Illinois Bar Journal. 102 (9): 418. September 2014. 

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