The Illinois House of Representatives and Illinois Senate voted to override Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner’s veto of proposed changes to the Illinois Equal Pay Act.

The original Illinois Equal Pay Act prohibited Illinois Employers from paying men and women different rates of pay for similar work. Beginning January 1, 2019, the Illinois Equal Pay Act will provide these protections directly to African-American Workers and will prohibit Employers from paying African-American Employees less than other Employees who are not African-American.

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