Chicago, IL asked in Employment Law for Illinois

Q: My boss is making me work 7 days a week, 10 hours a day. When asked he said there isn’t a labor law for illinois

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Cynthia Pietrucha
Cynthia Pietrucha
  • Naperville, IL
  • Licensed in Illinois

A: Illinois has a labor law called the One Day Rest in Seven Act (820 ILCS 140/1 et seq.). The One Day Rest in Seven Act requires at least 24 hours of rest for an employee in every calendar week. This means Illinois employees cannot be forced into working 7 days in a row unless the employee voluntarily agrees to work 7 days in a row. Even then, the State of Illinois would likely require a permit.

If you have concerns, consider hiring an attorney or contacting the Illinois Department of Labor at

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