As of August 20, 2015 the Illinois House Bill was approved and signed the Governor
Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Equal Pay Act of 2003. Provides that the Act applies to all employers rather than only those with more than 3 employees. Increases the maximum civil penalty for all violations of the Act or a rule from $2,500 to $5,000.
Senate Floor Amendment No. 2
Changes the manner of imposing penalties. Provides that employers with fewer than 4 employees are subject to penalties ranging from $500 for a first offense to $5,000 for a third or subsequent offense. Provides that employers with 4 or more employees are subject to penalties ranging from $2,500 for a first offense to $5,000 for a third or subsequent offense.
For more information: Public Act 099-0418