Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Witness list for employment legislation hearing November 9

The Committee on Public Services and Consumer Affairs (Ward 7 CM Yvette Alexander, chair) is holding a public hearing on Bill 19-38, the "Equal Access to Employment for All Act of 2011" November 9 at 11:00 am.   The draft witness list (Word, .doc) shows 13 witnesses, one of whom is the government representative (Lisa Mallory of the Department of Employment Services).   You can watch the hearing streaming live on the DC Council website and on OCT.

The purpose of the legislation is to prohibit the use of consumer credit checks against prospective and current employees for the purpose of making adverse employment decisions.