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The Illinois Worker’s Compensation Act defines an “employee,” as meaning,

“Every person in the service of another under any contract of hire….. oral or written, … including aliens … who, for the purpose of this Act, are considered the same.” Undocumented workers know that dishonest employers may try to take advantage of their status to deny them rights and benefits they are entitled to under the law.

Hard-working immigrants who are here without authorization may fear the consequences of speaking up about such violations or may presume that the legal rights that apply to citizens don’t apply to them. Undocumented

Continue Reading Can Undocumented  Workers Get Workers’  Compensation  Benefits?