Equal Pay Registration Certificate (EPRC)

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

The Department of Labor will hold a Public Hearing on Proposed Amendments to the Equal Pay in Employment Administrative Code on Tuesday, August 9 at 10 a.m. via WebEx. More information regarding the public hearing can be found here. The proposed rules can be found here.

820 ILCS 112/11
Sec. 11. Equal pay registration certificate requirements; application.


For the purposes of this Section 11 only, "business" means any private employer who has 100 or more employees in the State of Illinois, and does not include the State of Illinois or any political subdivision, municipal corporation, or other governmental unit or agency.

(a) A business must obtain an equal pay registration certificate from the Department or certify in writing that it is exempt.

(b) Any business subject to the requirements of this Section that is authorized to transact business in this State on the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 101st General Assembly must obtain an equal pay registration certificate within 3 years after the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 101st General Assembly and must recertify every 2 years thereafter. Any business subject to the requirements of this Section that is authorized to transact business in this State after the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 101st General Assembly must obtain an equal pay registration certificate within 3 years of commencing business operations and must recertify every 2 years.


820 ILCS 112/  Equal Pay Act of 2003. (ilga.gov)


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Accessing the EPRC Portal

  1. Creating an Illinois Public ID Account

         You will need to create an Illinois Public ID Account.

    1. To create an Illinois Public ID Account click here (will open a new tab).   
      Do not close out of this page, after your account is created you will need to return here to log in to the online portal.
    2. Click "Create a new Account" and complete the registration form.
    3. Please note if you did not receive an email, follow the help instructions located here
    4. Once your account is created, continue with the instructions below.

  2. EPRC Portal

    1. After your Illinois Public ID Account is created you can access the EPRC Portal
    2. After clicking the link above, select "Public Account" and login using the username/password you just created.
    3. Further instructions will be provided throughout the EPRC portal to assist you with the process.

  3. EPRC Documents

    1. Equal Pay Registration Press Release - 1/24/2022

    2. Compliance Statement Template

    3. Equal Pay Registration Certificate Template (XLS)

    4. Training Power Point Slides

    5. Frequently Asked Questions

    6. Equal Pay Registration Certificate Process Flowchart