Components of an Employee Credit Check

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Employee Credit Checks on job candidates may be valuable to many employers as they seek further insight into a prospective employee as it relates to their ability to perform for the position to which they are being considered. Where legally permissible, employers hiring for a financial position, or a job where the potential employee may be […]

Consumer credit report law

New Credit Check Law Takes Effect

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California recently became the seventh state to address the use of credit reports for employment background screening purposes. California Governor Jerry Brown signed Assembly Bill 22 (AB 22) which restricts when employers lawfully can use “consumer credit reports.” AB 22 is effective as of January 1, 2012. Credit Report Restrictions The new law limits when […]


Employee Credit Checks: 2010 Trends in Federal and State Legislation

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A candidate’s credit history can be a meaningful tool for screening candidates that are applying for a position that involves financial transactions or the handling of sensitive information. Employers that are trying to reduce the risk of fraud or theft frequently use credit reports for positions involving billing functions or access to cash, merchandise or personal […]