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Assistant Attorney General - Public Interest - Workplace Rights - Chicago Office

Title: Assistant Attorney General

Division: Public Interest

Bureau: Workplace Rights - Chicago Office

The mission of the Workplace Rights Bureau is to protect and advance the employment rights of Illinois residents, particularly and low and moderate-income residents and immigrant residents. The Bureau investigates and litigates cases involving serious or persistent violations of laws protecting workers or other significant labor and employment practices. The Bureau drafts amicus curiae briefs on important employment law matters and comments on proposed regulatory changes. The Bureau monitors and proposes legislation concerning labor and employment issues. Additionally, the Bureau conducts outreach and partners with other governmental entities, community groups, unions, and businesses.


An Assistant Attorney General focused on workplace rights builds cases and conducts investigations regarding the employment rights of Illinois residents. Typical job tasks include interviewing workers and witnesses, reviewing documents, conducting legal research, drafting subpoenas and discovery requests, memoranda, and court pleadings, conducting depositions and arguing motions. An Assistant Attorney General in this Bureau also does policy research and reviews proposed legislation. This Assistant Attorney General position also interacts with constituents and community groups regarding wage and hour, labor, or other employment concerns and questions.


Candidates must be licensed in the State of Illinois at the time of application. At minimum, candidates should have at least two years litigation experience. Candidates with demonstrated experience in enforcing state and federal labor laws and foreign language skills are preferred.

Salary: Salaries start at $70,000 and may be adjusted upwards depending on experience.

To ensure full consideration, please send resume and cover letter to:

Attorney Hiring
Attn: Tierra Williams
Office of the Illinois Attorney General
100 West Randolph, 12th Floor
Chicago, Illinois 60601
(312) 814-3695
(312) 814-5218 (fax)

An Equal Opportunity Employer

The Illinois Attorney General's Office is an equal opportunity employer. The Office considers applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, marital or veteran status, or the presence of a non-job-related medical condition or disability.

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