Employment Law & Workplace Rights

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Course Description
Have you ever had clients ask you questions about how to take medical leave, how long their breaks should be, or what to do if they get injured on the job? Now is the time for you to familiarize yourself with these and other important workplace laws. Training clients in their rights as employees is an integral component of any comprehensive job readiness program. Clients who are aware of their rights at work can protect themselves against wage theft, illegal discrimination, and other violations of the law. This class will focus on key areas of employment law that affect lower-wage workers in Illinois and how to incorporate this crucial information into your job readiness curriculums.

Topics covered include:

  • Misclassification of employees
  • Wage and hours laws
  • Family and Medical Leave Act and Victims’ Economic Security and Safety Act
  • Illegal discrimination
  • Enforcing worker protections

Direct and supervisory staff

Course Duration
Half day training, 9:00 am-12:00 pm

Course Dates

Alison Dickson Quesada
University of Illinois School of Labor and Employment Relations

Members: $50
Non-Members: $75

Chicago Jobs Council
29 E. Madison Street, Suite 1700
Chicago, IL

If you have any questions, please contact Cheryl Hester, Frontline Focus Administrator: 312.252.0460 x108, cheryl@cjc.net.

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