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Employers Beware: Credit Checks May Expose You to Unwanted Discrimination Claims

By Mona M. Stone This Emerging Issues Analysis by attorney Mona Stone explores the issue of credit checks and discrimination. “Can an employer be sued based on its use of credit checks during hiring? Yes, at least according to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC),” writes...

Background Checks: Stepped-Up Enforcement of FCRA

By this time, most employers realize that the Fair Credit Reporting Act governs all types of employment-related background checks, not just credit checks. If and to the extent there was ever any question whether Google searches or searches of various social media sites constitute "background checks"...

Your Rights Regarding Pre-employment Credit Checks

Nevada has just joined the ranks of 9 other states that have outlawed the use of credit history to discriminate against potential employees. However, they're still a minority. Still, there's a clear trend in the states. According to the National Conference of State Legislators , "42...

New York City Mayor Signs Law Prohibiting Discrimination in Employment Based on Consumer Credit History

Effective September 3, 2015, a new statute prohibits most employers in New York City, other than employers in the securities industry, from requesting or using an employee’s or a job applicant’s consumer credit history in making employment decisions. Specifically, on May 6, 2015, New York...