Workers’ rights seminar planned

Swansea, IL – Rep. Jay Hoffman is co-hosting a virtual seminar with the Illinois Attorney General’s Office on April 26 called “Working with the Workplace Rights Bureau in the Attorney General’s Office.”

The seminar will cover the rights of Illinois workers including the right to a discrimination-free workplace, the right to the lawful minimum wage, the 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,” Hoffman said. “One of the easiest ways we can accomplish this is by informing and educating workers. Workers may not know they’re entitled to an increase in pay, and a company may not know it is in violation. We want to remedy this by providing resources for both parties.”

Hoffman said that 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 held from 1 to 2 p.m. on Tuesday. A Zoom link will be provided upon RSVP to (618) 416-7407 or


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