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True leadership is rarely about title, status, or income. Even more rare is the need for a true leader to identify him or herself. True leaders naturally develop key relationships and surround themselves with others who are smarter and wiser in their key areas of weakness. Because of this, the true leader is rarely the smartest in the room, but always found among those who are. The true leader is not concerned about receiving credit for success, but instead focused on achieving a greater good.

On September 3, 2015, a new law went into effect prohibiting many private sector employers in New York City from requesting or using an employee’s or applicant’s consumer credit history. Unless one of the limited exception applies, employers may not ask employees or applicants about their credit status, bankruptcies, judgments or liens, and using any consumer credit history information. Additionally, as of October 27, 2015, New York City will regulate employers’ use of criminal history for pre-employment screening.