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Illinois Employee Handbook Template - 2021-2022

Only $39.95 - Create an MS Word employee handbook for small business in The Prairie State

Illinois Law recent updates include:

  • Minimum Wage Updates

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This MS Word template for small business can be completed, then saved as a PDF, RTF or MS Works. It contains all major policies for small business with specific language for Illinois regulations, including language covering employee leave policy, and complies with federal guidelines and requirements for employers.

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Formatted specifically for Illinois:

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  • Illinois-specific template - over 100 policy topics.
  • Easily customize with your company logo.
  • Many topics have multiple options.
  • Easily edit, delete or add topics.
  • Acknowledgement form for employees to sign.
  • FREE Safety Manual template with over 30 topics.
  • FREE No-Compete & Non-Disclosure agreement.
  • FREE Drug Testing Policy and Consent Form.
  • Formatted in Microsoft Word for PC or Mac.
  • Available in PDF format.
  • Available in MS Works format.
  • Available In RTF (Rich Text Format).

Comply With Illinois Requirements

In addition to meeting requirements for Illinois, policies provided in this template adhere to federal labor laws which meet or exceed state laws. Illinois has state-mandated special requirements, that exceed federal requirements, for short-term disability leave for all employers with one or more employees. The employee handbook offered here includes a policy defining adherence to state requirements for short-term disability leave to be used as company policy by in-state employers. In keeping with state requirements, all other policies adhere to federal labor laws as outlined in the handbook template provided here*. Illinois small businesses will find, included in this template, policies for cell phones and texting, breaks, conduct, employee use of company vehicles, employee dress code, computer use, compensation, and nearly 100 other optional topics.

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Labor laws require that all businesses have written policy and enforce policies uniformly with all employees. An employee handbook is simply the best, most cost-effective method for complying with this requirement.

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Logically organized for ease of use, topics are included for policies, procedures, employment standards, benefits, discipline and more. Many topics provide two to four options per topic (based on your preferences) for issues like smoking on company property. Developed by HR and management professionals, this template includes options that comply with federal FMLA and EEOC requirements.

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Information and options for creating an employee handbook in IL

The law firm of Wessels Sherman Joerg Liszka Laverty Seneczko P.C. offers a list of common mistakes found in Illinois employee handbooks. The Illinois Department of Labor provides answers to questions regarding labor policies, many of which may appear in most IL employee handbooks. The law office of G&G Law, Inc. offers a list of "dos and don'ts for creating an Illinois employee handbook.

Information About IL Employment

State Legislature & Department of Labor

State-specific labor laws are drafted and passed by the state legislature. Many of these policies follow federal regulations, except where state requirements exceed federal minimums. Once legislation goes into effect, the state department of labor is charged with enforcement. These laws are the foundation of employee handbooks used by employers operating within the state.

Illinois Department of Labor
160 N. LaSalle Street, Suite C-1300
Chicago, IL 60601
312 793-2800

Visit the Illinois Legislature website for details on current and upcoming labor and employment policy matters. Review requirements for employers operating in the state of IL. The Illinois Department Of Labor is responsible for enforcing these regulations.

S.B.A. - Guidance for small business employee handbooks, as well as other resources and tools, are offered to employers at no cost.
U.S. Small Business Administration
409 3rd St, SW.
Washington DC 20416

U.S. Department Of Labor
200 Constitution Ave NW
Washington, DC 20210
866 487-2365

Prominent employers.

The employers listed here employ for a significant number of the employees working in Illinois. These firms offer written employee handbooks to their employees.

Abbott Labs
Advocate Health Care
Allstate Insurance
Astellas Pharma US
Brickyard Bank
Chicago Board of Trade
Chicago Shriners Hospital
The Clearing Corporation
Evanston Northwestern Healthcare
Exelon Corporation
Harris Trust & Savings Bank
Holy Cross Hospital
Hyatt Hotels & Resorts
John Deere
JP Morgan Chase
Northwestern Memorial Hospital
Pepsi Americas
Sinai Health System
State Farm Insurance

Small and medium-size businesses collectively make up a large part of the Illinois employers. Any business with one or more employees is required by labor laws to have written policy made available to employees.