Maryland HB175 Threatens Use of Credit Reports


The state of Maryland  Labor and Employment – Credit Reports and Credit Histories of Applicants and Employees – Limitations on Use by Employers Maryland House

Maryland House Bill 175 would prohibit an employer from using an applicant’s or employee’s credit report or credit history in determining whether to deny employment to the applicant, discharge the employee or determine compensation or terms, conditions, or privileges employment; authorizing an employer to request or consider an applicant’s credit report or credit history under specified circumstances; authorizing an applicant or employee to bring an action for injunctive relief, damages, or other relief for a violation of a specified provision of law; etc.

Information provided by the National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS)

It’s early in the game and we’ve seen many laws like this proposed in a number of states over the last several years.  Most are defeated, but we’ll keep our eye on it and report any further developments to you as we receive them.