NJ Law Would Limit Employment Credit Checks

Law360, New York (June 29, 2015, 4:53 PM EDT) -- Employers would face thousands of dollars in fines if they require credit checks on current and prospective employees, except for financial and law enforcement positions and in cases in which they suspect a worker is breaking the law, under legislation limiting employment credit checks that the New Jersey Senate approved on Monday.

Employee credit history, credit score, credit and bank account balances, account numbers and payment history would be off limits unless the employer is required by law to obtain a credit report or believes that...
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