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Oregon Law and Credit Reports

Posted in News Articles on 07/01/2010

The state of Oregon has enacted legislation called the Job Applicant Fairness Act which restricts credit checks on job applicants.  Senate Bill 1045 will limit employers’ access to credit reports on job applicants with certain exceptions.

The current exceptions include:

  • employers who are federally insured bankers or credit unions;
  • employers that are required by state or federal law to use individual credit history for employment purposes;
  • public safety officers; or
  • job classifications that employers deem to have need for the information due to job-relatedness which is communicated in writing to the applicant.

The law takes effect July 1, 2010.  For more information on this law, click here or call BackTrack at 800-991-9694.