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New job offer - Can they check/use my credit info in decision process?

Sacramento, CA |

I recently received an offer of employment in a non-managerial financial analyst role at a professional services firm (not a bank or financial institution). They required I sign and agree to a "consumer report" which may contain credit information, etc., however I understand that California law limits how consumers' credit information can be used for employment purposes. The report will be provided by LexisNexis. I have no criminal history or public records and recently passed a background check however I am concerned that my credit history and/or student loan debt may have a negative impact on my job offer.

I got the offer through a recruiter, after four rounds of interviews as well as a professional reference check. What information can they use, given the nature of the position?

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Good luck to you.

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