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Employment Update: De Blasio Signs Law Prohibiting Credit Checks for Most Job Applicants

From MCB's Employment & Labor Practice Group

 

On Wednesday, May 6, 2015, New York City Mayor, Bill De Blasio, signed into law a bill (261-A) that prohibits employers from using credit checks on most job applicants, citing the practice’s  tendency to have a disproportionate impact on minorities and low-income individuals. MCB previously described the new legislation in an Employment Update on April 27, 2015 [click to read: New York City to Place Additional Restrictions on Use of Credit Checks by Employers].

 

To read more about the new law, click here.

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