Neb. Lawmakers Mull Employer Credit-Check Ban

Law360, New York (February 1, 2011, 5:31 PM EST) -- Nebraska has become the latest state to consider legislation that would curb the use of an applicant's credit history in hiring decisions, a practice four states have outlawed and the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has moved to replace.

The Nebraska Legislature's Business and Labor Committee held a hearing Monday to discuss two measures that would eliminate employers' ability to use credit histories or reports in their hiring decisions. Positions for which the information in a credit check directly addresses a job applicant's prospective performance would...
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