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Alabama Restricts Salary History Information

Alabama Restricts Salary History Information

Effective September 1, 2019:  Alabama employers are prohibited from refusing to interview, hire, promote, or employ any applicant, or retaliate against any applicant, because that applicant does not provide a wage history. Hire Image background screening specialists...

Puerto Rico Limits Use of Credit Reports in Employment Decisions

Puerto Rico Limits Use of Credit Reports in Employment Decisions

Effectively immediately:  An Act to Protect Employee’s Credit Information prohibits employers from refusing to hire, dismissing, or otherwise discriminating against an employee or applicant because of information contained in his or her credit report.  Additionally,...