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New York City outlaws consideration of credit history

Posted by Liz Fairchild on Apr 28, 2015 8:04:53 AM

On April 16th, 2015, New York City became the second city and 12th jurisdiction to make employers' consideration of credit history an unlawful discriminatory practice (with limited exceptions). According to Bill 261-A, employers cannot request or use a job applicant's or current employees credit history in making an employment decision. California, Colorado, Connecticut, Hawaii, Illinois, Maryland, Nevada, Oregon, Vermont, Washington, and Chicago have similar legislation in place. You can read more about the laws of these jurisdictions in our Legislative Updates.

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Topics: compliance, Credit Reports, credit history

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