Bill Status of HB5574  102nd General Assembly


Short Description:  SEXUAL HARASSMENT-SETTLEMENT

House Sponsors
Rep. Denyse Wang Stoneback - Carol Ammons

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  3/4/2022HouseRule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
820 ILCS 96/1-15
820 ILCS 96/1-30


Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Workplace Transparency Act. Provides that an employer may not require a prospective, current, or former employee to sign a confidentiality provision of a settlement agreement or termination agreement relating to a claim of discrimination, retaliation, harassment, or sexual assault in the workplace. Provides that a confidentiality provision is permissible when it relates to the monetary amount of a settlement or it prohibits disclosure of facts that could lead to the identification of the employee. Provides for notice requirements. Defines "confidentiality provision". Effective January 1, 2023.

House Floor Amendment No. 1
Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Reinserts the provisions of the introduced bill with the following changes: In provisions concerning settlement or termination agreements, provides that an employee, prospective employee, or former employee and an employer may enter into a valid and enforceable settlement or termination agreement that includes promises of confidentiality related to the monetary amount of the settlement or facts that could lead to the identification of the employee if specified requirements are satisfied. Provides that such an agreement is enforceable if confidentiality is the documented preference of the employee, prospective employee, or former employee (rather than confidentiality is the documented preference of the employee, prospective employee, or former employee and is mutually beneficial to both parties). Adds sexual harassment as a claim covered under the Act. Effective January 1, 2023.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  1/28/2022HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Denyse Wang Stoneback
  1/31/2022HouseFirst Reading
  1/31/2022HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  2/9/2022HouseAssigned to Labor & Commerce Committee
  2/16/2022HouseDo Pass / Short Debate Labor & Commerce Committee; 019-001-000
  2/17/2022HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  2/22/2022HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
  2/22/2022HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
  3/1/2022HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Carol Ammons
  3/1/2022HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Denyse Wang Stoneback
  3/1/2022HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Referred to Rules Committee
  3/2/2022HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Rules Refers to Labor & Commerce Committee
  3/3/2022HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Recommends Be Adopted Labor & Commerce Committee; 023-004-000
  3/3/2022HouseRecalled to Second Reading - Short Debate
  3/3/2022HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Adopted
  3/3/2022HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
  3/4/2022HouseRule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee