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The practice of using pre-employment credit checks has come under attack for a variety of reasons. Governor Jerry Brown recently signed into law Assembly Bill 22 (AB 22) that restricts California employers from using consumer...more
Effective January 1, 2012, California employers will have to avoid yet another potential legal hazard that haunts businesses with the threat of costly penalties: the unauthorized use of consumer credit reports regarding job...more
With Democrats fully in control of both legislative houses and the governorship of a union-friendly state for the first time in more than a decade, two new laws have been enacted that place Connecticut at the leading edge of...more
Employers face rising criticism regarding their use of credit histories in hiring decisions. Civil rights advocates raise concerns that use of credit histories unfairly disadvantages certain segments of the population....more
Colorado, Maryland and Pennsylvania are the latest to join a growing number of states that have taken steps to limit an employer's ability to perform credit checks on its employees. So far, only four states have actually...more
Credit checks have become a common tool for employers looking for information to screen employees. Especially for employers who are inundated with employment applications in this tight job market, credit checks are an easy...more
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