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Discipline and termination

State procedures Are there state-specific laws on the procedures employers must follow with regard to discipline and grievance procedures?

No, subject to the terms of any collective bargaining agreement.

At-will or notice At-will status and/or notice period?

Illinois is an at-will employment state. 

What restrictions apply to the above?

At-will employment can be altered by employment contracts. Handbooks can be considered employment contracts under Illinois law if they do not provide appropriate disclaimers.

Final paychecks Are there state-specific rules on when final paychecks are due after termination?

Final payment of wages is to be given at the time of separation, if possible, but no later than the next regularly scheduled payday.

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