Breen sees problems with African-American equal pay bill

Rep. Peter Breen (R-Lombard) said making pay equal and abiding by the Constitution could cause an issue when considering pay polices for African-Americans.  

HB4743, sponsored by Rep. La Shawn Ford (D-Chicago), which bars discriminatory behavior of employers in paying an African-American employee less than any other employee who is not African-American who performs the same work and under similar working conditions, was brought before lawmakers March 7 during House floor debate.

Before addressing Ford’s bill, Breen brought up HB4163, sponsored by Rep. Anna Moeller (D-Elgin), which would prohibit an employer from seeking the salary a prospective applicant received from a former employer during the hiring process and strengthens equal pay regarding…

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