In 2021, we reported on a new amendment to the Illinois Equal Pay Act, which imposed new equal pay compliance requirements and created new obligations for private employers with more than 100 employees in Illinois. Recently, the Illinois Department of Labor (“IDOL”) published some long-awaited guidance on these new requirements.
Here are some key clarifications:
Covered employers who have not yet received an application deadline from the IDOL should confirm their contact information is up to date with the IDOL, and keep an eye out for a notification from the IDOL regarding you application deadline, which may not be until 2024.
In the meantime, employers should prepare for these new reporting and certification requirements, and, if necessary, conduct any audits with the assistance of legal counsel that may be deemed necessary. Thompson Coburn’s employment attorneys are available to assist you with this process and provide further information and specifications regarding these new requirements.
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