Governor Pritzker recently signed SB1847 which contains new amendments to the Equal Pay Act of 2003 and outlines the specifics of what businesses must do to obtain an equal pay registration certificate under the act.
The new state law expands the number of businesses that are required to disclose specific worker data to the Illinois Department of Labor to include private businesses with 100 or more employees. Qualifying businesses must apply for an Equal Registration Certificate between March 24, 2022 and March 23, 2024. All qualifying businesses will be required to recertify every two years. The information that will be collected by the Illinois Department of Labor will include the following:
- A copy of EEO-1 filed with the EEOC;
- A list of all employees during the past calendar year, separated by gender, race and ethnicity;
- The county in which the employee works;
- The start date of the employee;
- Any additional information necessary to determine if pay equity exists; and
- An equal pay compliance statement signed by an authorized agent of the business.
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