• Bill Banning Credit Checks on Employees, Candidates Introduced in U.S. Senate

    Spotlight for Recruiting Professionals
    January 8, 2014

    In mid-December, proposed legislation that would prohibit employers from using consumer credit reports “for employment purposes” or for making adverse employment decisions was introduced in the U.S. Senate.

    Dubbed the “Equal Employment for All Act,” the bill would prevent employers from requiring employees and potential employees to disclose their credit history for employment purposes “even if the consumer consents or otherwise authorizes the procurement or use of a consumer report for employment purposes or in connection with an adverse action with respect to such consumer,” reports Jackson Lewis LLC.

    However, positions that require a national security clearance or “when otherwise required by law” would be exempt from the practice ban.