NJ Bill Would Place Limits On Employer Credit Checks

Law360, New York (May 14, 2012, 6:34 PM EDT) -- A group of New Jersey legislators last week proposed a law to ban employers from using credit checks and other financial history to evaluate potential employees.

The bill, introduced to the state General Assembly on May 10 by Assemblywomen L. Grace Spencer, Marlene Caride and Shavonda E. Sumter, all Democrats, would prevent employers from basing their hiring and promotion decisions on reports that detail a job applicant's credit history, credit score or account balances, among other financial information.

"This bill prohibits an employer from requiring a...
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