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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





Executive Director


Upcoming Council Meetings

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

Thurs., Sept. 8: Imaging Quality from an Orthopaedic Surgeon’s Perspective, a free webinar taught by Dr. Scott Rubinstein, Illinois Bone & Joint Institute; 1:30-2:30 p.m.        To register contact: Kelli Jessup at 217-522-5512 ext. 227 or Details here.

Mon., Oct. 10:  Workers’ Compensation Committee Meeting: 2 – 4 p.m.; Hilton Lisle

Tues., Oct. 11:  Illinois Chamber Workers’ Compensation All Day Conference featuring John Ruser, president of the Workers’ Compensation Research Institute, to be held at the Hilton Lisle. To sponsor or to have a trade show booth contact Elizabeth Dailey at 312-507-1691 or

Fri., Nov. 18:  Illinois Chamber/ELC Employment Law & Litigation Committee meeting is at the Allegro Hotel, 171 W. Randolph, Chicago. Specific times will be forthcoming. Our meeting will be followed by the Illinois Chamber’s All Council’s Meeting. We are inviting new Illinois Department of Human Rights Director Janice Glenn to join us.

Fri., Nov. 18: Illinois Chamber All Council Meeting at the Allegro Hotel 171 W. Randolph, Chicago. Details coming soon.

Thurs., Dec. 15: Workers’ Compensation Committee Meeting with management and public IWCC Commissioners hosted by Nyhan, Bambrick, Kinzie & Lowry law firm, 20 N. Clark St. Chicago; 3 – 5 p.m.

DOI WC Insurer Report 2015

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