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Employment Law Council

The purpose of the Employment Law Council is to effectively represent Illinois business on employment law topics such as workers compensation, unemployment insurance, and other management/employee issues, to pursue public policy actions that advance the interests and viewpoints of employers, and to assist in creating a political climate conducive to improving Illinois’ ability to create and retain jobs.

This Council strives to relieve burdens imposed by state government in areas such as workers’ compensation, unemployment insurance, employment training and workplace mandates. More than 100 Illinois employers were directly involved in policy making and strategy for the Council’s activities during the past two years.

Read Background on Workers’ Compensation here.

Read The Impact of Judicial Activism in Illinois here.

Latest Newsletter and Archive of Employment Law Newsletters 

Council Staff


Jay Shattuck

Executive Director
217-544-6590
jaydeeshattuck@gmail.com

Upcoming Council Meetings

With all ELC related meetings, please be sure to RSVP no later than 3 days prior to the meeting.


Our next meeting of the Workers’ Compensation Committee scheduled for February 25th will be by conference call from 8:30-9:30 am CT. We will review legislative proposals introduced in the General Assembly and discuss prospects for legislation moving forward. An agenda and any materials will be provided as we get closer to the 25th.

Attached is the recently released Department of Insurance mandated statistical report to the General Assembly and Governor on workers’ compensation insurer results for 2014.

DOI WC Insurer Report 2015

RSVP to Jay Shattuck, Executive Director of the Employment Law Council

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