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Ogletree Deakins | USA | 17 Dec 2010

New credit history law goes into effect January 1

Effective January 1, 2011, Illinois employers who perform background checks or otherwise inquire about credit history as part of the recruitment process or in making other employment decisions must comply with the Illinois Employee Credit Privacy Act (IECPA), which generally prohibits inquiry into and consideration of an applicant or employee's credit history to make decisions concerning employment, including with respect to recruiting, discharge, compensation and other terms and conditions of employment.


Neal Gerber & Eisenberg LLP | USA | 17 Aug 2010

Illinois joins other states in prohibiting employment discrimination based on credit history

Today's downtrodden economy has caused unemployment rates to skyrocket and, consequently, has resulted in a multitude of otherwise fiscally responsible individuals falling behind on their debts and obligations.


Seyfarth Shaw LLP | USA | 11 Aug 2010

Illinois prohibits use of credit information in employment decisions with limited exceptions: Illinois joins Oregon, Washington & Hawaii in restricting use of credit information

Recognizing the increasing impact of the economic downturn on employees' credit histories, Illinois has become the most recent state to restrict employers from using credit information in employment decisions.

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