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SBAM Expresses Opposition to Bill Banning Credit Checks for Hiring Decisions

April 6, 2010

A bill that would prohibit businesses from using credit checks with regard to employment decisions was taken up before the House Labor Committee.

Proponents of the bill argue that it is unfair to look at a prospective or current employees’ credit history when making employment decisions.

SBAM argues that the bill is an intrusion on the employee-employer relationship and the government should play no role. 

While many businesses do not use this tool in making employment decisions, others do.  Credit checks allow businesses to verify employment histories and provide other useful information to the employer.

There was no vote taken on the bill.  We will keep you updated on its progress.

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