NYC bans credit checks for job applicants

May 7, 2015 Bob Sullivan 0

New York City became the latest place to limit se of credit checks as a screening tool for job applicants on Wednesday when Mayor Bill de Blasio signed the “Stop Credit Discrimination in Employment Act.” The bans most employers from using job applicants’ credit history in hiring decisions. By some measures, roughly [Keep reading]

Photos, fingerprints, location info would finally be ‘private’ under new federal privacy law proposal

May 1, 2015 Bob Sullivan 0

Legislation that would establish new nationwide privacy protections for American consumers was introduced by a group of high-profile Democratic senators on Thursday, including Pat Leahy (Vermont) and Elizabeth Warren (Massachusetts). The Consumer Privacy Protection Act would establish federal standards for notification of consumers when their data is lost or stolen, [Keep reading]

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