Bill prohibits use of credit report for hiring

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Updated: 4/22/2013 3:47 pm

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Employers could not base hiring decisions on an employee's credit report under a bill approved by the Nevada Senate.

SB127 now moves to the Assembly.

It prohibits an employer from conditioning employment on a consumer credit report or other credit information.

There are exceptions in instances where a person's credit history is related to job duties.

 

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tonysam - 4/22/2013 9:37 PM
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Good idea. I hope it passes. They have banned it up here in Oregon.

RENOTRUTH - 4/22/2013 7:11 PM
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Bill prohibits this but I am sure that wont stop employers from viewing your credit report and then even still making their decision from what it contains therein. What a waste of time and money by the governing body of this state. Seriously, ALL EMPLOYERS discriminate in one form or another when it comes to hiring their employees. Very few companies hire employees without meeting them first in person. From there, the judgement (discrimination) begins. It is a fact that will not ever be changed or altered. All this bill does is open the door for lawsuits to be filed for such and or to stop the employer from publicly stating that your credit report is being used in their determination. Stats show that 68% of employers use facebook to make their decisions for hiring as well. So all I have to say is STOP WASTING TIME AND MONEY AND ADDRESS REAL ISSUES THAT PERTAIN TO THE PEOPLE OF THIS STATE. STOP THE INSANITY.

Speed - 4/22/2013 4:18 PM
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Why isn't hiring based upon the applicant's qualifications? Prospective employers can justify this any way they want,but you'll never convince me someone's credit has anything to do with their ability to do the job,nor does their skin color,marital status or sexual preference. Aren't we getting tired of incompetent and poorly skilled people getting jobs based mostly on these other "protections" rather than actual ability to do the job?
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