Time to review your application questions! New law restricts salary history question.

Posted by lsmith on Aug. 13, 2019  /  Compliance, Legal  /   0

On July 31, 2019, Governor J.B. Pritzker signed into law bipartisan legislation amending the Illinois Equal Pay Act. Under the new law, Illinois employers will be prohibited from screening job applications based on wage or salary history and from requiring applicants to disclose their prior wage or salary, benefits or other compensation. Illinois employers also will be barred from seeking that information from applicants’ current or former employers. The new law will become effective on September 30, 2019, and provides for stiff penalties and the recovery of costs and reasonable attorneys’ fees from employers who violate these prohibitions.  


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