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Al Lawson Wants to Make Sure Companies Can’t Use Credit Scores When Hiring New...

“There are many barriers in accessing employment opportunities, particularly for communities of color and other marginalized groups,” said Lawson. “Credit history does not prove a person’s ability to perform a job well. When used in employment decisions, credit scores only serve to limit an individual’s opportunity. The Restricting Credit Checks for Employment Decisions Act is a much-needed solution in removing employment barriers and forces companies to place each applicant on a level playing field.”
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Al Lawson’s, AOC’s, Tlaib’s Bill Reforming How Companies Use Credit Reports in Hiring Gains...

At the start of the month, Lawson introduced the “Restricting Credit Checks for Employment Decisions Act" which cleared the U.S. House Financial Services Committee last week.
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