D.C. Mayor Signs Bill Restricting Employers From Making Credit Check Inquiries
On February 15, 2017, Mayor Muriel Bowser signed the Fair Credit in Employment Amendment Act of 2016 (the “Act”). As previously reported, the Act, if it becomes law, will amend the D.C. Human Rights Act to prohibit employers from discriminating against job applicants and current employees based on their credit information.
The Act will now be submitted to Congress for review for a period of 30 legislative days before becoming law. The Act will become law unless, during that review period, Congress overturns the Act via a joint resolution which is signed by the President.