On August 10, 2010, Illinois passed HB 4658, the “Employee Credit Privacy Act,” which restricts the access of employers to credit histories of potential employees. The law restricts employers from obtaining, or even inquiring about, credit histories unless a satisfactory credit history is an “established bona fide occupational requirement” of a particular job, under a limited set of circumstances, such as a requirement by state and federal law that bonding or other security is required to cover the employee. Employers are also prohibited from (i) failing to hire or recruit, (ii) firing, or (iii) otherwise discriminating against employees or potential employees on the basis of their credit histories. Illinois is the fourth state to enact legislation restricting employer access to employee credit information.