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Section Newsletter Articles on Employee Credit Privacy Act

Beware of the newly enacted Illinois Employee Credit Privacy Act By Peter A. Steinmeyer and Mark M. Trapp Corporate Law Departments, October 2010 The recently enacted Illinois Employee Credit Privacy Act prohibits most Illinois employers from basing employment decisions or benefits on an applicant’s or employee’s personal credit information.
Credit history pre-employment checks proscribed by new Illinois Act By Frank M. Grenard Corporate Law Departments, September 2010 The Credit Privacy Act, effective January 1, 2011, prohibits employers from, among other things, ordering a prospective employee's credit report and using it as a reason not to hire.