Bill Sponsors: IL SB2333 | 2017-2018 | 100th General Assembly

Bill Title: Amends the Equal Pay Act of 2003. Provides that it is unlawful for an employer to require an employee to sign a contract or waiver that would prohibit the employee from disclosing or discussing the employee's wage or salary; however, an employer may prohibit a human resources employee, a supervisor, or any other employee whose job responsibilities require or allow access to other employees' wage or salary information from disclosing such information without prior written consent from the employee whose information is sought or requested. Provides that it is unlawful for an employer to seek the wage or salary history of a prospective employee from the prospective employee or a current or former employer or to require that a prospective employee's prior wage or salary history meet certain criteria, with some exceptions. Provides that an employer against whom an action is brought alleging a violation of the Act's prohibition against gender-based wage differentials and who, within the previous 3 years and prior to the commencement of the action, has completed a self-evaluation of the employer's pay practices and can demonstrate that reasonable progress has been made towards eliminating wage differentials based on gender for the same or substantially similar work in accordance with that evaluation shall have an affirmative defense to liability. Provides that an employer who cannot demonstrate that the evaluation was reasonable in detail and scope shall not be entitled to an affirmative defense, but is liable for any civil fine of: (1) up to $500 per employee affected, if the employer has fewer than 4 employees; or (2) up to $2,500 per employee affected, if the employer has 4 or more employees.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 11-0)

Status: (Failed) 2019-01-09 - Session Sine Die [SB2333 Detail]

Text: Latest bill text (Introduced) [HTML]

Sponsors

NameTypeSponsorshipDistrictFinancialEncyclopediaBiography
Senator Bill Brady [R]PrimarySponsored BillsSD-044FollowTheMoneyBallotpediaVoteSmart
Senator Tom Rooney [R]CosponsorSponsored BillsSD-027FollowTheMoneyBallotpediaVoteSmart
Senator John Curran [R]CosponsorSponsored BillsSD-041FollowTheMoneyBallotpediaVoteSmart
Senator Susan Rezin [R]CosponsorSponsored BillsSD-038FollowTheMoneyBallotpediaVoteSmart
Senator Pamela Althoff [R]CosponsorSponsored BillsSD-032FollowTheMoneyBallotpediaVoteSmart
Senator Karen McConnaughay [R]CosponsorSponsored BillsSD-033FollowTheMoneyBallotpediaVoteSmart
Senator Chris Nybo [R]CosponsorSponsored BillsSD-024FollowTheMoneyBallotpediaVoteSmart
Senator Chapin Rose [R]CosponsorSponsored BillsSD-051FollowTheMoneyBallotpediaVoteSmart
Senator Paul Schimpf [R]CosponsorSponsored BillsSD-058FollowTheMoneyBallotpediaVoteSmart
Senator Neil Anderson [R]CosponsorSponsored BillsSD-036FollowTheMoneyBallotpediaVoteSmart
Senator Dale Fowler [R]CosponsorSponsored BillsSD-059FollowTheMoneyBallotpediaVoteSmart

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