NYC Council, Bloomberg Atty Spar On Credit Check Ban

Law360, New York (April 11, 2013, 1:57 PM EDT) -- A New York City councilman from Brooklyn and other lawmakers traded jabs with a Bloomberg administration lawyer Thursday as the council debated a bill to ban employers from using or asking for job applicants' credit histories during the hiring process.

The exchanges came as the council held hearings for legislation dubbed the Stop Credit Discrimination in Employment Act, sponsored by Brooklyn Democrat Brad Lander, which would ban employers — except in cases in which such checks are mandated by state or federal law — from using...
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