Illinois Joins in on the Salary History Ban Movement!
Illinois Public Act 101-0177 – was signed by the Governor J.B. Pritzker on July 31, 2019. This law takes effect 60 days from the date of signing and prohibits Illinois employers from asking candidates about their salary history during the hiring process. The law amends the Equal Pay Act of 2003, which specifically addressed pay discrimination on the basis of sex or race. Read more here and here. This law is another example of the sweeping nationwide movement to ban-the-box and exclude candidate salary history disclosure during the hiring process.
SHRM has published a chart of State and Municipality Ban-The-Box laws. It is a great resource for determining if your operations are subject to any of these laws.
We have added another helpful link to our resource page here - The National Employment Law Project’s (NELP) April 2019 publication, a comprehensive compilation of ban-the-box laws.
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