New California Law Prohibits Certain Employment-Related Credit Checks
11 October 2011Employment Alert
California Assembly Bill No. 22, signed into law by Governor Jerry Brown on 9 October 2011, prohibits employers from conducting credit checks on certain job applicants or employees. With the passage of AB 22, California joins Connecticut, Hawaii, Illinois, Maryland, Oregon, and Washington as states that have curtailed an employer's ability to use credit reports for employment purposes, including the screening of prospective employees.
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