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HR HELPLINE – 1-800-322-4722

How many association memberships pay for themselves? Illinois Chamber members who use our HR Helpline say this service alone makes their membership worth every penny. One benefit of membership that pays itself off within only a a few calls is our HR Helpline. Members at and above our $400 Corporate Level receive unlimited access.

Illinois Chamber HR Helpline…….800.322.4722 (Hours: 8:30 – 5 CST, M-F)
Email the HR Helpline…………..kjessup@ilchamber.org [1]

Top 5 Helpline Call Topics:
– Exempt v. Non-Exempt
– Meal and Break Periods
– Final Compensation
– Discipline and Termination

HR Helpline Testimonials

“The Chamber HR Helpline is probably one of the most valuable services I’ve used in my 30+ years in the personnel area.”

Dee Diggs

Ruckers Candy, Bridgeport

“I am amazed at how quickly I get solutions to my biggest headaches. HR Helpline is able to help me with all of them.”

Sue Manning

Yoshino Corporation, University Park

Meet the Helpline Staff
Jay Dee Shattuck

Jay joined the Chamber in January of 2002 with the merger of the Employment Law Council and the Illinois Chamber. He serves as Executive Director of the Council, an organization that he founded in 1997. The Council brings together employers to improve and protect Illinois employment law and regulations to create a political climate conducive to the creation and retention of jobs in Illinois. Jay has held high-profile, senior level lobbying positions with the Associated Employers of Illinois (1987-1996), Central Illinois Public Service Co. (1983-1987) and the Independent Insurance Agents of Illinois (1978-1983). Shattuck is a graduate of the University of Illinois with a Bachelors Degree in Political Science and is a Certified Association Executive (CAE).

Gene Keefe

Keefe, Campbell & Associates is the premier Illinois defense firm specializing in general liability, employment claims, product liability and workers’ compensation litigation throughout the state. Our extensive experience in successful legal representation makes our team of the finest and most tenacious legal minds in the industry the best in the business.


Jeffrey Risch

Jeffrey is a partner in the SmithAmundsen’s Labor and Employment Practice Group.  He has gained extensive experience through the litigation of numerous employment and labor law cases in state and federal courts as well as representing employers before local, state, and federal administrative agencies throughout the United States.  He has also taken several cases successfully through the appellate process.  Jeffrey concentrates his practice on representing employers in employment discrimination and retaliation claims as well as matters involving employee wage and hour claims (with a major emphasis on prevailing wage and overtime disputes).

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