Unemployment Insurance

The Illinois Department of Employment Security has announced a new initiative to hold employers that misclassify workers as independent contractors accountable. An independent contractor is considered to be self-employed, not an employee of the business or businesses with which they work. Therefore, misclassifying employers do not pay unemployment insurance and workers’ compensation for these workers. Read more

Recently the “Programs for the Unemployed” pamphlet which informs individuals about the programs offered by the Employment Development Department (EDD) was updated. The pamphlet covers Unemployment Insurance (UI), Disability Insurance (SDI), and Paid Family Leave (PFL). Unemployment Insurance (UI) is an insurance program paid for by the employer. It provides an affected individual with an Read more