State & Federal Mandates

University Human Resources routinely scans the regulatory environment for new and changed mandates that impact Human Resources at the University. Below are several important State and Federal mandates that are applicable to University of Illinois employees.

  • E-Verify - - an Internet-based system operated by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) that allows employers to electronically verify the employment elgibility of employees, regardless of citizenship.
  • Executive Orders
  • Fair Labor Standards Act - establishes minimum wage, overtime pay, recordkeeping, and child labor standards affecting full-time and part-time workers in the private sector and in Federal, State, and local governments.
  • Family and Medical Leave Act - designed to help employees balance the demands of the workplace with the needs of families and to promote stability and economic security of families.
  • Form I-9 Employment Eligibility Verification - To comply with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 (IRCA), the University must verify the employment eligibility and identity of all employees hired to work after November 6, 1986 by completion of the Form I-9.
  • Military Selective Service Act
  • Personal Information Protection Act
  • State Officials and Employees Ethics Act (SOEEA) - requires the University to demonstrate they have adopted and implemented for all employees specific personnel policies relating to the documentation of official State business.
  • SURS 6% Legislation - require the State Universities Retirement System (SURS) to bill the University of Illinois when they believe an employee (or employees) had earnings in an academic year utilized to determine his/her Final Rate of Earnings (FRE) that exceeded the amount of earnings for the previous year by more than 6%.
  • Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA) - protects the job rights of individuals who voluntarily or involuntarily leave employment positions to undertake military service or certain types of service in the National Disaster Medical System.
  • Victim's Economic Security and Safety Act (VESSA) - enables victims of domestic or sexual violence to maintain the financial independence necessary to leave abusive situations, achieve safety, and minimize the physical and emotional injuries from domestic or sexual violence, and to reduce the devastating economic consequences of domestic or sexual violence to employees.