NYC Credit Check Law Takes Effect

Written by Daniel W. Morris

Earlier this year, we wrote regarding an amendment to the New York City Human Rights Law that makes it unlawful for an employer to use an individual's credit history to make employment decisions. The law goes into effect on September 3.

The law contains a limited number of exceptions where an employer can use credit history to make an employment decision. Those exceptions include:

New York City employers that currently use credit histories for some or all of their employment decisions should be prepared for the changes to their employment practices that this amendment will require.

If you have questions about this update or integrating this law into your employment practices, please contact the author of this article or an attorney at Clifton Budd & DeMaria, LLP.

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Daniel W. Morris
Daniel W. Morris serves as Partner at Clifton Budd & DeMaria, LLP. He focuses his practice on employment litigation in...
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