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Illinois Law Banning Salary History Questions Takes Effect in January

December 16, 2019

Via: HR Hero

A law amending the Illinois Equal Pay Act to prohibit employers from making preemployment inquiries about a job candidate’s salary history is set to take effect in January.

The law applies to private employers with four or more employees as well as state agencies and school districts. It prohibits Illinois employers from screening job applicants based on their wage or salary history. In particular, it prohibits requiring an applicant to disclose previous wages or salary and also bars seeking that information, including benefits or other compensation, from any current or former employer.

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