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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

Archive of Employment Law Newsletters 

Council Staff

Jay Shattuck

Executive Director

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: 


September 1, 2015

Where:  Illinois Chamber, 300 S. Wacker, Chicago, 8th Fl. Conf. Rm.

Time:  3 – 5 p.m.


CANCELLED!  September 9, 2015 (Held in conjunction with the Illinois Chamber PAC Golf Outing)

Where:  The Rail Golf Course, Springfield

Time:  10 a.m. – Noon


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