California bans use of credit reports for employment purposes

Within days, the state of California will begin punishing employers that consider credit reports when making hiring decisions. The Golden State’s legislature is the seventh to vote in favor of the new rules, and although there are a few exceptions…

California Joins Other States in Placing Restrictions on Employer Use of Credit Checks

On October 10, 2011, Governor Brown signed into legislation Assembly Bill No. 22, which generally prohibits employers from using an applicant’s or employee’s credit history in making employment decisions. Effective January 1, 2012, Employers…

California Senate Bill 909 to ammend disclosure requirements

California SB 909 takes effect on January 1, 2012, and amends CA Civ. Code Section 1786.16, requires that employers include the background check company’s internet website in the Disclosure form. The purpose is so that an applicant can get…

Maryland Joins Illinois, Washington, Oregon and Hawaii In Placing Restrictions on Employer Use of Credit Checks

On April 12, 2011, Governor O’Malley signed into legislation the Job Applicant Fairness Act which generally prohibits employers from using an applicant’s or employee’s credit history in making employment decisions. Specifically, the Act…

Philadelphia Passes A New “Ban The Criminal Box” Law That Applies To Private Employers

Employers in Philadelphia will soon need to revise the criminal history questions on their employment applications based on a recent law. On April 13, 2011, City of Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter signed Bill No. 110111-A, which was passed…