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Credit checks by employers continue to draw controversy, attention from states

Kelly Dilworth

Last week, Colorado became the ninth state to limit employers’ use of credit reports when checking job applicants’ backgrounds. Now, at least 13 other states — and even some municipalities — are eyeing the practice, which has grown increasingly controversial at a time when nearly everyone knows at least someone who’s been thrown into unemployment through no fault of their own.
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