As labor law officials, we are quickly able to tap the resources of our state partners all over the country to provide research and assistance in enacting new laws, providing data to our elected or appointed officials, and implementing new and better procedures for our staff. Benefits of ILSA include:
Pay annual state dues ($400 per state)
Respond to listserv questions
Participate in regional meetings
Attend the national conference
Reap all of the benefits of membership!
As an active member state of ILSA, you have at your fingertips:
Instant access to your counterparts on a personal basis in all 50 states
The people on the ILSA listserv are state government employees who work every day administering and enforcing the same laws you do -- minimum wage, overtime, child labor, prevailing wage, rest periods, and many other labor and workplace laws. Why reinvent the wheel? Share ideas with those who have the same labor law issues as you!
Instant access to U.S. DOL representatives who are actively involved in ILSA
These U.S. DOL representatives know the value of ILSA, and actively participate in all that ILSA has to offer.
For active, dues-paying states that cannot send a representative to the national conference, the state will receive a post-conference packet containing information that was presented, plus specific contact information should there be any questions about any of the presentations.
Our success is due to the commitment of ILSA representatives from active member states who know the value of this organization, which has been going strong for over 50 years and counting.
A nine-member, elected executive board of volunteers manages all of ILSA’s activities and finances. No one receives any compensation from the organization. Like any organization, we need resources in order to pay for our website, insurance, accounting, and administrative services, and to aid in financing ILSA’s annual national conference. ILSA is a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organization. An elected Treasurer manages the bank account for our organization.
You will grow your professional network exponentially! Administering and enforcing labor standards is complex. Each state deals with the interplay between a variety of federal and state laws covering these very issues. By attending the annual conference, you get to know your counterparts in the other states and at the federal level. This interaction is invaluable to any professional. As a government labor official, when you are faced with a new situation, question, mandate, or request, you can turn to distinguished peers who will provide you with first-hand knowledge and insight. You will also be able to provide your state and its decision-makers at multiple levels with fresh ideas and informed feedback, because you can quickly reach out to your national network of cohorts. Conference attendees also have praised the opportunity to learn about new and efficient procedures for staff, which many people take back and implement within their own departments and units.
The mission of our organization is to share effective labor law enforcement and educational strategies to improve the American workplace in each of our states. If you have never been to an ILSA annual conference, go once, and you will be convinced! Attendees learn about what is happening in other states and within Washington, D.C. with regard to labor standards issues. You will come away from every conference with a renewed sense of purpose for your work, full of innovative ideas, and will be well-informed about issues close to home and on the horizon. You will know why ILSA’s members reconvene together, in person, year after year. ILSA uses its designation as a national non-profit organization of government employees to negotiate discounted hotel rates to enable the investment being made in your attendance at the conference to be of significant value.
Contact your regional ILSA representative found on the "ILSA Contacts" link at the top of this page.