Illinois Department of Labor News

Lopinot awards nurse practitioner $119K default judgment in wage dispute

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | May 30, 2018

St. Clair County Circuit Judge Vincent Lopinot granted default judgment for a nurse practitioner who alleges she was not paid her full wages.

Illinois Prevailing Wage Act does not apply to state's high-speed rail project, court rules

By Tomas Kassahun | Mar 16, 2018

BENTON – The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois granted summary judgment to Professional Transportation Inc. (PTI) in an Illinois Prevailing Wage Act (IPWA) case filed by a former employee.

New bill would make Illinois gas taxes highest in the nation

By Austin Berg, Illinois Policy Institute | Apr 12, 2016

A new 30-cent-per-gallon tax hike would make Illinois gas taxes the highest in the nation by far, and pour more money into a broken system.

Pike County prosecutor resigns after charging Sheriff; Boyd dealt with bankruptcy as campaign began

By Ann Maher and Steve Korris | Jun 5, 2014

BoydPike County State’s Attorney Carrie Boyd, who filed misconduct charges against the sheriff who had investigated the cocaine overdose death of St. Clair County judge Joseph Christ, resigned abruptly on June 2.Boyd filed a criminal information charge against Paul Petty on May 16 saying that in his dual role as Coroner, he failed to have blood drawn from the body of heroin overdose victim Shanda Lopez

Illinois DOL sues local Imo's operation over alleged failure to pay minimum wage settlement

By The Madison County Record | May 27, 2014

The Illinois Department of Labor has filed suit against a local Imo’s Pizza business, alleging it has failed to pay a wage settlement.

El Mezcal employee accuses eatery of failing to pay him adequate wages

By The Madison County Record | Apr 1, 2014

A former waiter at a Mexican restaurant has filed suit against the eatery, alleging he was not paid for work he performed and was fired after complaining about it.

Zipline adventure company says woman in suit assumed risk of ziplining

By Christina Stueve Hodges | Jun 24, 2013

Grafton Zipline Adventures, which is being sued after a woman who was injured at the facility’s “Barn Burner” run last October, claims a document the woman signed releases both Grafton Zipline and all of its employees from any claims of negligence.

Portrait studio worker claims retaliatory discharge

By Andrea Dearden | Sep 5, 2012

A St. Clair County portrait studio is accused of firing one of its employees after she complained about the company's working conditions.

Illinois American moving for summary judgment in suffocation suit

By Amelia Flood | Dec 13, 2010

Mudge The Illinois-American Water Company is seeking summary judgment in a wrongful death suit filed by a woman who claims her husband suffocated in an underground water vault in Cottage Hills two years ago.

Dispatcher had to work up to 116 hours per week without OT, suit claims

By Kelly Holleran | Aug 18, 2010

A woman claims a Collinsville towing company forced her to work between 85 and 116 hours per week without paying her overtime or even minimum wage.

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