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AN ACT concerning employment.
Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
This Act may be cited as the
Opportunities for Qualified Applicants Act.
The General Assembly finds that it is
in the public interest to do more to give Illinois employers
access to the broadest pool of qualified applicants possible,
protect the civil rights of those seeking employment, and
ensure that all qualified applicants are properly considered
for employment opportunities and are not pre-screened or denied
an employment opportunity unnecessarily or unjustly.
As used in this Act:
"Applicant" means any person pursuing employment with an
employer or with or through an employment agency.
"Employer" means any person or private entity that has 15
or more employees in the current or preceding calendar year,
and any agent of such an entity or person.
"Employment agency" means any person or entity regularly
undertaking with or without compensation to procure employees
for an employer or to procure for employees opportunities to
work for an employer and includes an agent of such a person.