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Philadelphia Restricts Employers’ Use of Credit History for Employment Purposes

by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on

Seyfarth Synopsis: Effective July 7, 2016, employers in Philadelphia are prohibited from procuring or using an applicant’s or employee’s credit history for employment purposes. On June 7, 2016, Philadelphia Mayor...more

Philadelphia Ordinance Restricting Credit Checks on Job Applicants, Employees Effective July 7

by Jackson Lewis P.C. on

Effective July 7, 2016, a new City of Philadelphia ordinance will restrict the use of credit checks and credit-related information. With certain exemptions, the ordinance prohibits covered employers in Philadelphia from...more

Philadelphia Limits Employer Use of Credit Information

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

Beginning July 7, 2016, employers in Philadelphia may not consider credit history or other credit-related information for job-related decisions for many non-managerial jobs. This change stems from an amendment to the Fair...more

Congress Considers Changes to FCRA to Expand Consumer Credit Files and Limit Use of Credit Reports for Employment Decisions

by Carlton Fields on

Two bills amending the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) intended to benefit consumers are making their way through Congress. H.R. 4172, "The Credit Access and Inclusion Act of 2015," has bipartisan support, although it is...more

New York Employment Law Roundup: July, August, & September 2015

by Reed Smith on

Today’s New York employment law landscape is increasingly dynamic, with a constant stream of newly issued legislation and judicial opinions. To keep our readers current on the latest events, we share regular summaries of...more

The New York City Commission on Human Rights Releases Enforcement Guidance on the Stop Credit Discrimination in Employment Act

Last week, the Stop Credit Discrimination in Employment Act became effective. It amended the New York City Human Rights Law to prohibit most employers from making employment decisions based on an employee or applicant’s...more

NYCCHR Issues Guidance on Credit Check Law

The New York City Commission on Human Rights (the “Commission”) has just issued guidance in respect of the Stop Credit Discrimination in Employment Act (the “SCDEA”), which goes into effect September 3, 2015 and modified the...more

New York City Council Prohibits Employers from Requesting or Using Credit History to Evaluate Applicants and Employees

by Ropes & Gray LLP on

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has signed into law a bill prohibiting employers from using credit checks for employment purposes, which will take effect on September 2, 2015. The new law makes it an unlawful...more

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