Pa. Bill Aims To Curb Credit Checks In Hiring

Law360, New York (September 21, 2012, 6:04 PM EDT) -- A Pennsylvania lawmaker introduced legislation Tuesday that would greatly restrict an employer's ability to conduct credit history background checks on job applicants, a practice critics say is discriminatory.

Republican state Rep. Thomas Murt introduced H.B. 2619, which would amend the Pennsylvania Human Relations Act to curb the use of credit reports in the hiring process for most jobs. Managerial positions, jobs that involve acting as a fiduciary and jobs that involve handling large amounts of cash would be exempted as positions that are substantially related to...
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