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 […]

States Place New Limits on Use of Credit Checks in Employment Screening

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As unemployment and other hardships continue to impact applicants’ credit reports, state lawmakers are increasingly scrutinizing the use of credit checks for pre-employment screening purposes. Recently, Illinois became the fourth state to pass a law (WA, OR, and HI have already passed similar legislation) that now restricts the use of credit history as part of […]