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New Law Prohibits Employers from Asking for Wage History


Public Act 101-0177, the Illinois Equal Pay Act, became effective September 29, 2019.

The Illinois Equal Pay Act now bans employers and employment agencies from asking about applicants' past wage and compensation histories.  Employers can be penalized for asking the applicant or the applicant's current or former employers for wage or salary history.

More details and FAQs on Wage History Ban can be found via this link.