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Full Text of HB2975  101st General Assembly




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1    AN ACT concerning employment.
2    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3represented in the General Assembly:
4    Section 5. The Employment Contract Act is amended by adding
5Section 5 as follows:
6    (820 ILCS 15/5 new)
7    Sec. 5. Prohibition against requiring waiver of statutory
8rights as a condition of employment.
9    (a) In this Section:
10    "Employee" means any person employed by or suffered or
11permitted to work for an employer.
12    "Employer" means any person, either individual,
13corporation, partnership, agency, or firm, that employs an
14employee and includes any person, either individual,
15corporation, partnership, agency, or firm, acting directly or
16indirectly in the interest of an employer in relation to an
18    (b) Notwithstanding any provision of Illinois law to the
19contrary, no employer shall require as a condition or
20precondition of employment that any employee or person seeking
21employment waive, arbitrate, or otherwise diminish any
22existing or future claim, right, or benefit to which the
23employee or person seeking employment would otherwise be



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1entitled under any provision of Illinois law or any federal
3    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
4becoming law.