Archive for May, 2013

Minnesota Adds Private Employers To State “Ban the Box” Laws

Wednesday, May 22nd, 2013

Effective 1/1/2014 private employers in Minnesota will be included in the state’s laws restricting the timing of an employer’s inquiry into or consideration of an applicant’s criminal history. (more…)

FTC: Data Brokers ARE Consumer Reporting Agencies Under The FCRA

Friday, May 10th, 2013

In warning letters sent to ten data brokers the FTC warned that a data broker that assembles or evaluates information on consumers and provides it to help make decisions related to creditworthiness, eligibility for insurance, suitability for employment or other FCRA purposes then the data broker is considered a consumer reporting agency (CRA) and is required to comply with the FCRA. (more…)

Colorado Is Ninth State To Restrict Use Of Credit Reports By Employers

Monday, May 6th, 2013

Effective July 1,  2013 Colorado joins California, Connecticut, Hawaii, Illinois, Maryland, Oregon, Vermont and Washington in restricting employer’s use of credit reports. (more…)

New Laws in Utah, New Mexico, and Arkansas Restrict Employer Requests for Social Media Account Access

Monday, May 6th, 2013

Utah, New Mexico, and Arkansas have recently passed laws that restrict employer requests for social media account information. (more…)