New York Passes Law Restricting Credit Reports

New York is now the ninth state who has passed legislation restricting employers from utilizing applicant’s credit history when making an employment decision. Last week Mayor de Blasio signed legislation (NYC Int. 0261-A-2014), that amends the NYC Human Rights Law which states “make it unlawful discriminatory practice for employers to request or consider the credit…

Colorado Restricts Employers Use of Credit Reports

On April 19, 2013, Colorado Governor John W. Hickenlooper signed Senate Bill 13-018 which significantly restricts employers from using consumer credit reports in making an employment decision. Colorado became the ninth state (after California, Connecticut, Hawaii, Illinois, Maryland, Oregon, Vermont, and Washington) to regulate employers’ use of consumer credit reports in the hiring process. The…