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Use of Credit Information in Employment 2013 Legislation
Updated September 29, 2014
The chart lists state legislation introduced or pending during the 2013 legislative session relating to the use of credit information in employment.
Forty-six bills in 26 states and the District of Columbia were introduced or pending in the 2013 legislative session relating to the use the credit information in employment decisions. Out of the total 46 bills, 42 address restrictions on the use of credit information in employment decisions.
The total number of states that limit employers use of credit information in employment is now 10: California, Colorado, Connecticut, Hawaii, Illinois, Maryland, Nevada, Oregon, Vermont and Washington. Washington enacted legislation in 2007, Hawaii enacted legislation in 2009, Illinois and Oregon enacted legislation in 2010. California. Connecticut and Maryland enacted legislation in 2011. Vermont enacted its legislation in 2012. Colorado and Nevada enacted legislation in 2013. The remaining states allow for the use of credit information in employment decisions.
NOTE: If you have questions regarding whether an individual employer can use credit information in employment decisions, please contact your state department of labor . NCSL is unable to provide assistance or advice in individual cases .