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New Illinois Law Poised to Ban Salary History Inquiries

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August 1, 2019

By Bill Pokorny and Brianne Dunn

On July 31, 2019, Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed a new law that prohibits Illinois employers from asking for or considering compensation history when making employment decisions or setting compensation. The law is aimed at reducing the wage gap between men and women performing similar jobs. In addition to banning salary history inquiries, the new law expands potential claims under the Illinois Equal Pay Act. The law will take effect on September 29, 2019.

You can read our full summary of the new law on our Wage and Hour Insights Blog.

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