A new report from the National Consumer Law Center explains that the screening process is riddled with errors and bias that disproportionately harms Black and Latino/Hispanic renters.
Consumer Bureau Announces Groundbreaking Plan to Protect Americans from the Devastating Effects of Medical Debt
Consumer advocates cheer announcement that the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) is proposing a prohibition on the reporting of all medical debts on credit reports.
Fair Chance in Employment Act Receives Public Hearing; Advocates, Lawmakers to Assert Credit Reports Don’t Predict Job Performance
The hearing will begin at 10:30 AM at the State House, Room A-1 and will be available virtually at malegislature.gov BOSTON – Today, the Joint Committee on Labor and Workforce Development will hold a hearing that includes analysis of the Fair Chance in Employment Act (FCEA): S.1144 and H.1434. Together, the bills, filed by Sen.…
Bill Barring Employment Discrimination Based on Credit Reports to have Public Hearing TUESDAY, July 18 at 10:30am
These bills would ensure that employers in Massachusetts cannot consider an employee’s or job applicant’s credit report in making hiring or employment decisions.
Consumer advocacy organizations expressed strong opposition today to H.R. 1165, the Data Privacy Act of 2023, a bill consumer groups believe would actually deprive consumers of important protections under state law, and offer little or no real new protections at the federal level.
BOSTON – In reaction to today’s release by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB)’s of a report detailing improvements and deficiencies in the responses of the Big Three credit bureaus [Equifax, Experian and TransUnion] to complaints filed with CFPB, Chi Chi Wu, staff attorney at National Consumer Law Center, issued the following statement: “Today’s CFPB…