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In New York, Good Riddance to a Questionable Hiring Practice

Washington Post
Consumer advocacy groups have long complained that there is no link between bad credit and job performance. They argue that such checks lead to discriminatory hiring.

Consumer advocacy groups have long complained that there is no link between bad credit and job performance. They argue that such checks lead to discriminatory hiring.

New York’s law is one of the toughest enacted on this issue, said Amy Traub, a policy analyst for Demos. States and local governments can make their own laws that further restrict employers except in cases where a credit check is required under federal law, she said.

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