Credit Checks

Coming three years after their decision to ban the box, the District of Columbia has approved another anti-discrimination measure intended to increase employment opportunities for those in need of a second chance. On February 15, 2017, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser signed the Fair Credit in Employment Act prohibiting employers from discriminating against applicants and employees Read more

If enacted, Bill A 2298 would prohibit New Jersey employers from obtaining, requiring, or discriminating on the basis of credit reports. Employers or their representatives would be prohibited from obtaining or requiring a current or prospective employee to provide or consent to the creation of a credit report, unless required by law to obtain one or Read more

As reported in our blog on April 21, 2015, New York City (NYC) introduced a bill that if passed would prohibit an employer from asking job applicants or current employees questions regarding their credit history. On May 6, 2015, NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio passed the Stop Credit Discrimination in Employment Act. The law became Read more