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Seminar on rights of workers in Illinois

Rep Jay Hoffman, D-Swansea, is co-hosting a virtual seminar with the Illinois Attorney General’s Office on Tuesday, April 26.

Working with the Workplace Rights Bureau in the Attorney General’s Office, the seminar will cover the rights of workers in the state of Illinois. More specifically, the right to a discrimination-free workplace, right to the lawful minimum wage, right to overtime pay, and the right to a prevailing wage. The presenters, Alvar Ayala and Andrew Drea, will provide contacts and resources as to where an individual may file a report, complaint, or suspected violation.

“We want to not only protect our workers, but help make sure our businesses are aware of Illinois law and resources,” said Hoffman. “One of the easiest ways we can accomplish this is by informing and educating workers. A worker may not know they’re entitled to an increase in pay, and a company may not know they’re in violation. We want to remedy this by providing resources for both parties.”

“We encourage any and all to attend,” said Hoffman. “At the seminar, both employers and employees can learn important information and be provided with resources should they need assistance in the future.”

The seminar will be from 1 to 2 p.m. A Zoom link will be provided upon RSVP to (618) 416-7407 or repjayhoffman@gmail.com.

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