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Department of Labor - RG 203 | Illinois State Archives

Name: Department of Labor - RG 203

Historical Note: The Department of Labor, created by the Civil Administrative Code of 1917, succeeded to the powers and duties of the Board of Labor Commissioners, also known as the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the State Factory Inspector, the State Board of Arbitration, the Free Employment Offices, the Inspector of Private Employment Agencies, and the Industrial Board. The department performs such duties as the administration of unemployment compensation, workmen's compensation, and state employment service programs; the investigation of employment records to ensure compliance with state employment laws; the licensing of industrial home workers and private employment agencies; the handling of mediation services in labor disputes; and the encouragement of safety practices in factories.

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