Workers’ Rights for Your Job Seekers

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Course Description:

Your job seekers have completed your job readiness training and you believe they are ready to work! However, if they don’t know their rights and how to protect themselves in the workplace, they’re not truly “job ready”. Through this train-the-trainer course, we will cover the recently updated Workers’ Rights for Workforce Development curriculum, developed by University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign School of Labor and Employment Relations, which explores the ins and outs of your clients’ current protections. You will walk away from this course with pre-packaged curriculum modules which you can immediately implement into your job readiness programming. Empower your job seekers to be their own best advocates in the workplace and ensure they find and succeed in a long-lasting, quality job.

Topics covered include:

  • New and updated wage and hours laws
  • Timely resources and protections for immigrant and refugee populations
  • Rights of individuals with criminal records
  • Identifying and reporting illegal discrimination
  • Enforcing worker protections
  • Health and safety in the workplace

This course is for any staff person supporting individuals in job placement and retention. This course is also a good fit for anyone who wants to better understand worker rights’ policies.

*If you have any questions or if you’re unsure if this training is the right fit for you, please contact Kaitlyn McGovern, Program Associate at 312-252-0460 ext. 304.

Course Duration:
Two full-day sessions–9:00am-4:00pm

Course Date:
Current workforce practitioners in the field

Members: $170*
Non-Members: $250
* To access this member price, you must log in to your CJC account when registering.

Current workforce practitioners from the field

Chicago Jobs Council
29 E. Madison St. Suite 1700
Chicago, IL 60602

Please contact Cheryl Hester, Frontline Focus Administrator, with any questions: 312.252.0460 x108,

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