More great news for workers in Illinois! Last week, Illinois passed legislation which prohibits employers from asking applicants about their pay history during the hiring process. The No Salary History law is an important step in closing the racial and gender wage gaps.

Before this law, employers could ask an applicant questions about their salary history. This helped to perpetuate lower salaries for women and minorities no matter their skill and experience. Once the law goes into effect on September 29, 2019, employers will be penalized up to $10,000.00 for each violation.

The No Salary History Law will encourage employers to pay individuals based on their proficiency, knowledge and experience. We at The Case Law Firm know that although this new law will not completely eliminate unfair wages for all employees, it is a big step in the right direction toward fair and equal opportunities for all.

To read the full text of the new law, click here.