Legislation Restricts Use of Credit Reports in Washington D.C.

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Effective today, employers in Washington D.C. are no longer allowed to consider credit reports when making hiring decisions. Mayor Muriel Bowser signed the “Fair Credit in Employment Amendment Act of 2016” (D.C. Act A21-0673) last month, which amends the city’s Human Rights Act of 1977. Under the act, the use of credit information for employment screening […]