HB 4837

  • Illinois House Bill
  • 101st Regular Session
  • Introduced in House
  • House
  • Senate
  • Governor

Employee Background Fairness

Abstract

Creates the Employee Background Fairness Act. Provides that an employer may not refuse to hire an individual and may not discharge an individual because of the individual's criminal history unless the individual has one or more convictions and there is a direct relationship between one of more of an individual's convictions and the specific employment sought. Prohibits retaliation for exercising rights under the Act. Provides that an individual denied or discharged from employment because of his or her criminal history in violation of the Act may recover from the employer in a civil action: (1) damages in the amount of $2,000 or actual damages, whichever is greater; (2) costs and reasonable attorney's fees as allowed by the court; and (3) any other appropriate relief, including punitive damages. Defines terms. Effective immediately.

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Nov 03, 2020

House

Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Lakesia Collins

Jul 22, 2020

House

Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Barbara Hernandez

Jun 23, 2020

House

Rule 19(b) / Re-referred to Rules Committee

Mar 05, 2020

House

Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Mary E. Flowers

House

Added Co-Sponsor Rep. La Shawn K. Ford

Mar 04, 2020

House

Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Edgar Gonzalez, Jr.

House

Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Mark L. Walker

House

Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Nicholas K. Smith

House

Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Carol Ammons

House

Added Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Jehan Gordon-Booth

House

Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Jennifer Gong-Gershowitz

House

Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Rita Mayfield

Feb 27, 2020

House

Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Elizabeth Hernandez

House

Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Anne Stava-Murray

House

Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Theresa Mah

Feb 26, 2020

House

Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Jonathan "Yoni" Pizer

Feb 25, 2020

House

Assigned to Labor & Commerce Committee

Feb 20, 2020

House

Added Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Sonya M. Harper

Feb 18, 2020

House

Referred to Rules Committee

House

Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Will Guzzardi

House

Added Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Kelly M. Cassidy

House

Chief Co-Sponsor Changed to Rep. Kelly M. Cassidy

House

First Reading

Feb 11, 2020

House

Filed with the Clerk by Rep. Maurice A. West, II

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