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Katie Connolly

Katie Connolly is an attorney with Nilan Johnson Lewis, P.A. in Minneapolis. She concentrates her practice in the area of commercial litigation and can be reached at kconnolly (at)

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Navigating the Fast-moving Credit-check Laws

Katie Connolly
Sep 2, 2010, 5:22 am ET

In the next Journal of Corporate Recruiting Leadership, I take a four-part look at credit checks in the employment process. I outline the current federal limitations on an employers’ ability to obtain and use information regarding an applicant’s or employee’s credit history. I delineate the current proposed amendments to federal statutes. I look at recently enacted state legislation bearing on an employer’s use of credit reports. Finally, I suggest possible options for employers in dealing with this fast-changing legal landscape.

For these purposes online, I’m just going to tackle the fourth part — your options for handling federal and state legislation in flux. keep reading…