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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 our Workers’ Compensation Committee is Tues., June 14, 2016, 2:30- 4:30 at the law offices of Heyl Royster, 33 N. Dearborn, Chicago. This meeting will follow the Illinois Chamber’s Annual Meeting being held at the Palmer House.

Our confirmed guests are Chairman Joann Fratianni, IWCC General Counsel, Secretary, Director of Intergovernmental Affairs Ron Rascia, Commission Mike Brennan and Commissioner Steve Mathis. The meeting will feature an update on the status of the IT enhancement process and a discussion of the needs of the employer community in electronic interaction with the Commission.

RSVP to Jay Shattuck, executive director, Employment Law Council, by June 10.

DOI WC Insurer Report 2015

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