Calif. Lawmakers Vote To End Employers' Credit Report Use

Law360, Los Angeles (September 9, 2011, 8:16 PM EDT) -- The California Legislature on Thursday approved a bill that will prohibit most employers from using consumer credit reports for applicant screening and other employment purposes.

The state’s Senate voted 21 to 17 to approve AB 22, which would bar existing and prospective employers from using credit reports from companies like TransUnion Corp., Equifax Inc. and Experian PLC to evaluate applicants or current employees except when the position is managerial, law enforcement-related, or requires handling sensitive information or valuables over $10,000.

The bill went immediately to the...
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