On November 28, 2018, the Illinois State Congress overrode the governor’s amendatory veto and amended the Equal Pay Act. With the amendment, the act now provides that where an African-American employee and a non-African-American employee perform the same or substantially similar work on jobs that require equal skill, effort, and responsibility under similar working conditions, an employer must pay both employees the same wages. However, the act does not cover when payment is made under:
The law became effective November 28, 2018.
Read IL H.B. 4743