Administrative Agencies

Administrative and regulatory government agencies have jurisdiction over a substantial range of employment-related topics through enactment of state and federal laws. Administrative agencies may act in an investigatory role, in a dispute-resolution role, in a prosecutorial role, in a quasi-judicial role, and oftentimes in combinations thereof.

In certain types of cases, (for example, some discrimination cases), an employee can be required to file a complaint with the controlling governmental agency and submit to the administrative process before filing a lawsuit against the employer.  The administrative processes vary from agency to agency making familiarity with the process essential to the successful processing of a claim.  Harrison Law Offices assists its clients every step of the way through the administrative and/or regulatory agency process.

For employers, in many instances claims can be resolved while they are pending in administrative and regulatory agencies, thereby avoiding the expensive incurred in contested litigation. If you are an employer and find yourself called before one of these governmental agencies, contact Harrison Law Offices for a consultation.

Over the years, Harrison Law Offices has represented hundreds of clients in cases before a variety of State and Federal, Administrative and Regulatory governmental agencies. Some examples, together with the types of cases Harrison Law Offices has handled, include:


  • U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) ~ Wages, hours of work, overtime, employee classification cases
  • U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) ~ Employment discrimination cases
  • U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) ~ E.R.I.S.A./C.O.B.R.A. cases
  • U.S. Environmental Protection Agency ~ Pollution, dumping, water/air quality cases
  • U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) ~ Workplace safety cases
  • U.S. National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) ~ Unfair Labor Practices; labor union cases
  • U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) ~ Interstate commerce cases


  • Illinois Department of Labor (IDOL) ~ Minimum wage, hours of work, overtime, personnel file cases
  • Illinois Department of Human Rights (IDHR) ~ Employment discrimination cases
  • Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (IDFPR) ~ Professional license defense cases
  • Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES) ~ Unemployment cases
  • Illinois Department of Health and Human Services (IDHHS) ~ H.I.P.P.A. cases
  • Illinois State Labor Relations Board (ISLRB) ~ Public employee labor union cases
  • Illinois Educational Labor Relations Board (IELRB) ~ Public school labor union cases
  • Illinois (Industrial) Workers Compensation Commission (IWCC) ~ Work related injury and occupational disease claims
  • Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) ~ Commercial Drivers License cases
  • Illinois Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission ~ Attorney discipline cases


  • Boards of Fire/Police Commissioners
  • Municipal Civil Service Commissions
  • City Councils/Village Boards
  • 911/Emergency Telephone System Boards
  • Tax Assessment Appeal Boards
  • Fire Protection Districts
  • School Boards/Districts
  • Sheriff’s Merit Commissions
  • Zoning Boards of Appeals
  • Municipal/County Liquor Commissions
  • Intergovernmental Agreement Agencies

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