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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.


Council Staff

Jay Shattuck

Executive Director

Employment Law Council News – click here


Upcoming Council Meetings

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


Workers Compensation Committee Meetings: 


January 22, 2015

Where:  300 S. Wacker, Chicago

Time:  1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.


June 11, 2015

Where:  Chicago, TBD

Time:  1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.


September 2, 2015

Where:  Springfield, TBD

Time:  10:00 a.m. – Noon


December 17, 2015

Where:  Chicago, TBD

Time:  3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.




Employment Law & Litigation Committee:

February 13, 2015

Where:   300 S. Wacker, 8th floor, Chicago

Time:  8:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.




Unemployment Insurance Committee:   

February 13, 2015

Where:  300 S. Wacker, 8th floor, Chicago

Time:  11:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.


February 13, 2015

Where:  300 S. Wacker, 8th floor, Chicago

Time:  11:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. 


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