August 2010

Employer Credit Checks Prohibited in Illinois

Amid national controversy over the use of a job applicants' credit information to determine hiring eligibility, the state of Illinois has enacted a law banning the practice.

More Young Adults Turn To Bankruptcy To Discharge Student Loan Debt

As more recent graduates are finding their student loan repayment grace periods expiring and no job in sight, some are considering filing bankruptcy to discharge thousands in debt.

Employers May Use Credit Reports To Determine Honesty

Many companies admit to examining an applicant's credit report to gauge their level of responsibility and trustworthiness, but what about honesty?