Credit Checks For New Employees Called Into Question: Some States Pass New Laws Limiting Role

06/09/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

With millions of Americans nursing damaged credit reports after a bruising recession, some lawmakers are seeking to limit the use of credit reports as a factor in hiring.

Legislators in more than a dozen states have introduced bills to curb the use of credit checks during the hiring process, and three states have passed such laws.

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