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November 22 2016

Illinois Appellate Court Reminds Employers of Restrictions on Credit Checks

Neiman Marcus was found guilty of violating the Illinois Employee Credit Privacy Act when a conditional offer of employment for an entry level sales associate was rescinded after the store ran a credit check that revealed judgments against her. The store argued for three of the seven exceptions identified in the Act, focusing on the employee's accessibility to personal and confidential information. Information, however, was too limited to justify the argument.