Credit Checks on the Chopping Block: NYC Restricts Credit Inquiries During Hiring

May 2015

Following a vote by the New York City Council on April 16 and a May 6 hearing held by Mayor Bill de Blasio, the Mayor yesterday signed a local law that limits the ability of employers in New York City to request credit-related information from current and potential employees. Among other things, New York City employers will no longer be able to perform credit checks as part of their employee screening process for most positions.

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