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Workplace Security: Illinois

Workplace Security requirements for other states

Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.

Authors: Stuart R. Buttrick, Stacey Smiricky, Lindsey M. Hogan and Tareen Zafrullah, Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP


  • The Illinois Trade Secret Act protects employers and provides remedies against those who violate the Act, and the Illinois Antitrust Act prohibits restraints on trade in certain industries . See Securing Employer Property.
  • The Personal Information Protection Act requires a business that owns or licenses personal information concerning an Illinois resident to notify the resident that there has been a breach of the security of the system data. See Securing Employees.
  • Illinois law addresses workplace rights for victims of domestic, sexual or gender violence. See Securing Employees.