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Illinois Joins in on the Salary History Ban Movement!

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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.

New Jersey Salary History Ban and The Society of Human Resource Management’s (SHRM) Ban-The-Box Laws by State and Municipality Resource Page!

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New Jersey Assembly Bill 1094 – was signed by the New Jersey Lieutenant Governor on July 25, 2019. This law has complex compliance details and can come with civil penalties up to $10,000.00 per violation. The law takes effect January 1, 2020. Littler published a detailed summary of the law here.

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.

This Week’s Ban-The-Box and Salary History Ban Recap!

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We’ve recapped the ban-the-box and Salary History Ban activity from this week for you below.

BAN-THE-BOX RECAP

EMPLOYMENT:

Washington, D.C. - The District of Columbia has taken action against employers since the passage of the Fair Criminal Record Screening Act in 2014. The administrative charges have resulted in more than $500,000 in fines for failing to ban-the-box on applications. Read more here and here.

Connecticut House Bill 6921 - which prohibits discrimination based on a person’s criminal history. The bill has passed the House and the Senate as of June 5, 2019.
 

HIGHER EDUCATION:

We’ve alerted you before about similar ban-the-box actions taken in higher education institutions. We have another one to bring to your attention today.

On June 5, 2019, The DePaul University’s Faculty Council, in Chicago, Illinois, approved a motion to ban-the-box on their college application.

SALARY HISTORY BAN RECAP

Illinois House Bill 834 – prohibits employers from considering salary history in the hiring process. Passed in the House and the Senate as of May 29, 2019 and was sent to the Governor on June 6, 2019.

Ban-The-Box Activity This Week!

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It’s been about a month since we’ve updated you on activity involving ban-the-box laws, so we found two events occurring this week to bring to your attention.

DENVER, CO

The Governor of Colorado signed the statewide ban-the-box legislation into law this week. The legislation affects public and private sector employers. You can find more information about the new law here.

MASSACHUSETTS

The Attorney General is actively enforcing the State’s Ban-the-box law. Recently 19 businesses were cited for violating the law. And in 2018, 21 citations were issued, some of those citations resulted in fines. Read more here.

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The varying city, county and state laws are overwhelming, and it is difficult to stay abreast of the changes. Which is why we would like to remind you of the National Employment Law Project’s (NELP) April 2019 publication, the most comprehensive and up-to-date summary of these laws we have seen.

We found this resource so helpful, that we have added a link to our resource page here.

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