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Bills Would Eliminate Employee Credit Checks

PRIVACY LAW—U.S.

February 1, 2011

Two bills under consideration by the Nebraska Legislature aim to prevent employers from using job applicants' credit histories as a determining factor in hiring decisions, Bloomberg reports. State Sen. Annette Dubas introduced LB113, which would add the use of credit histories or reports to Nebraska's list of unlawful employment practices, with certain exceptions. State Sen. Brenda Council introduced LB530, which would prevent employers from inquiring about an employee or prospective employee's credit history as a basis for employment, recruitment, discharge or compensation, with some exceptions, the report states.
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