Monthly Archives: February 2011

Maryland Law Would Limit Use of Credit Reports in Employment Decisions

A new law has been proposed in Maryland to restrict the use of a person’s credit history in making employment decisions.  Called the Job Applicant Fairness Act, the bill would outlaw using a credit report to deny a job to an applicant, or to discharge an employee.  This issue has gotten a lot of attention...
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Extra Staffing Leads to More Enforcement by Department of Labor

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has been taking on more cases of systematic discrimination, as compared to years when the executive branch was run by the Republican party.  The Department of Labor is making waves, too.  That Department enforces not just wage and hour laws, but also the affirmative action executive order put into place...
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