Section 301 of the federal Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief and Consumer Protection Act, which was signed into law on May 24, 2018, amended the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), effective Sept. 21, 2018, to require consumer reporting agencies (such as those that employers use for applicant and employee background check purposes) to include new language

Last Wednesday, the EEOC held a public meeting at which it took testimony to address the perceived ills associated with the use of applicant credit histories in making hiring or other employment decisions. With unemployment at such high levels across the country, employer credit checks have come under greater scrutiny. Back in August, Illinois enacted the Employee