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 Bill Status of SB2333  100th General Assembly


Senate Sponsors
Sen. William E. Brady - Tom Rooney - John F. Curran - Sue Rezin - Pamela J. Althoff, Karen McConnaughay, Chris Nybo, Chapin Rose, Paul Schimpf, Neil Anderson and Dale Fowler

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  1/9/2019SenateSession Sine Die

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
820 ILCS 112/10
820 ILCS 112/28 new

Synopsis As Introduced
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.

DateChamber Action
  1/24/2018SenateFiled with Secretary by Sen. Michael Connelly
  1/24/2018SenateChief Co-Sponsor Sen. Tom Rooney
  1/24/2018SenateChief Co-Sponsor Sen. John F. Curran
  1/24/2018SenateChief Co-Sponsor Sen. Sue Rezin
  1/24/2018SenateCo-Sponsor Sen. Pamela J. Althoff
  1/24/2018SenateCo-Sponsor Sen. Karen McConnaughay
  1/24/2018SenateCo-Sponsor Sen. Chris Nybo
  1/24/2018SenateCo-Sponsor Sen. Chapin Rose
  1/24/2018SenateCo-Sponsor Sen. Chuck Weaver
  1/24/2018SenateCo-Sponsor Sen. Paul Schimpf
  1/24/2018SenateCo-Sponsor Sen. Neil Anderson
  1/24/2018SenateCo-Sponsor Sen. Dale Fowler
  1/24/2018SenateFirst Reading
  1/24/2018SenateReferred to Assignments
  1/25/2018SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Pamela J. Althoff
  1/30/2018SenateAssigned to Labor
  4/13/2018SenateRule 2-10 Committee Deadline Established As April 27, 2018
  4/27/2018SenateRule 2-10 Committee/3rd Reading Deadline Established As May 3, 2018
  5/3/2018SenateRule 3-9(a) / Re-referred to Assignments
  12/21/2018SenateChief Sponsor Changed to Sen. William E. Brady
  1/9/2019SenateSession Sine Die

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