Posts Tagged ‘credit checks’
Increase of Identity Theft Crimes in 2011
For many, a background or credit check is often the first instance identity theft becomes evident. As you wonder why your credit score dropped when you’ve had no debt and paid all bills on time, additional accounts in your name – sometimes, even mortgages – surface. While, at this point, contacting the credit bureaus and…Read More
You Have Bad Credit and a Potential Employer Wants to Check Your Credit History. What do You Do?
A few weeks ago, an individual wrote to the Worcester Telegram & Gazette for some job search advice. Like many affected by the recession, she and her husband were both unemployed for a significant period of time, and although she went back to work, they had to foreclose on their home. As a result, their…Read More
Majority of Consumers Want Credit Checks for Employment Banned
Should credit history be used as a measure of employment? When the average American is asked, he or she will likely say, “No.” Credit.com recently did a survey regarding this subject. While the survey did not focus directly on using credit for employment, 1,000 individuals were asked about laws banning credit checks in hiring decisions.…Read More
Passing the Equal Employment for All Act: Credit Checks Keep the Unemployed Out of Work
Credit checks keep the unemployed out of work and are one factor keeping the rate of unemployment at nine percent.Read More
The Equal Employment For All Act, a Federal Law for Credit Checks, in Discussion
The Equal Employment for All Act proposes to limit the use of credit in background checks for employment in most occupations.Read More
The Background Check Conundrum: How Much Do You Investigate?
Background checks are a standard part of employment procedures, but when are they too large of a factor in hiring?Read More
Credit Checks: A State or National Issue?
Are credit checks in background screening for employment a local or national issue? Some states have already passed legislation to limit credit checks in employment.Read More
A Ban on Credit Checks?
Having bad credit can be a cycle that never ends with employment, and some states are putting bans on credit checks for employment.Read More