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Bill Would Prevent Employers From Using Credit Checks in Hiring

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Too often in the United States, potential employees aren’t hired for positions because of a bad credit score. But some lawmakers are hoping to curb this practice with a new bill. Senator Elizabeth Warren, along with six of her colleagues, introduced a bill last December that “would prevent employers from using credit checks in the […]

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Written by Kylie Jane Wakefield

February 4th, 2014 at 8:28 am

Music Copyright, Contested Divorce, HIPAA Violations, and More – Free Joe Friday 2/11/11

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Every Friday, attorney Joe Escalante answers legal questions for free on the LegalZoom Facebook Page. Did you miss last week’s Free Joe Friday? Don’t worry. We’ve got it all right here. Jeanne: Hi Joe, It’s been a financially tough year for me too, I’ve been paying a part of my disposable income to all my […]

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Written by Carrie Yutzy

February 15th, 2011 at 5:11 am

Using Credit Reports in Hiring May Soon Be Illegal

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Do you run credit checks on potential employees? Or, as a potential employee, have you been asked for permission to run your credit report when applying for a job? As reported in The New York Times, the legal use of credit reports in hiring may soon be a thing of the past; three states (Hawai’i, […]

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Written by Michelle Fabio

April 13th, 2010 at 6:24 am