We monitor legislation and make every effort to provide information that could affect how you access and use consumer reports in your hiring and recruiting processes. This information is not meant to provide legal advice of any kind. Legal advice should be sought from your attorney.
Credit Report Legislation
The following states have enacted some form of legislation limiting the use of an applicant's credit history information during the hiring process.
Ban the Box Legislation
The states listed below have enacted some variation of “ban the box” legislation, which involves removing the checkbox on the job application and delaying the inquiry on an applicant’s criminal history until later in the hiring process. Laws can pertain to public employers, private employers or both. A number of U.S. cities, counties and local municipalities have also enacted similar policies.
The following states have passed some form of E-Verify legislation. Some counties and local municipalities have also enacted similar measures.
Social Media Legislation
The following states have enacted laws that restrict the inquiry into job applicant, employee or student personal login and password information for social network accounts.