Comments: IL SB1847 | 2021-2022 | 102nd General Assembly

Bill Title: Amends the Freedom of Information Act to remove an exemption from disclosure for certain information under the Equal Pay Act of 2003. Amends the Equal Pay Act of 2003. Requires employers with fewer than 100 employees to certify that they are exempt from specified provisions. Provides that a business subject to the equal pay registration certificate requirement on March 23, 2021 shall apply for and obtain an equal pay registration certificate between March 24, 2022 and March 23, 2024, rather than within 3 years after March 23, 2021. Provides that a business subject to the equal pay registration certificate requirement after March 23, 2021 shall apply for the certificate within 3 years of commencing business. Requires recertification every 2 years. Requires disclosure of information by county in which the employee works, beginning date of employment, and any other information the Department deems necessary to access pay equity. Provides that the business must disclose its approach to determining the level of wages and benefits payable to employees and identify differences in approach by title of classification employee. Provides that employees may obtain title and pay data. Permits the Department of Labor to share data with the Department of Human Rights and the Attorney General. With respect to violations of the Act by employers having 100 or more employees, authorizes a penalty of up to $10,000 per employee for violation other than equal pay certificate requirements and a penalty of $10,000 for violation of the equal pay certificate requirements. Effective immediately.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 8-0)

Status: (Passed) 2021-06-25 - Public Act . . . . . . . . . 102-0036 [SB1847 Detail]

Text: Latest bill text (Chaptered) [HTML]

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