California Governor Vetoes Bill Restricting Employer Use of Employee Credit Reports

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On Monday, September 27, 2010, Governor Schwarzenegger vetoed California Assembly Bill 482 (“AB 482”).1 AB 482 would have dramatically restricted the circumstances under which an employer could use a credit report for pre-employment screening or other employment purposes.

Under AB 482, an employer would have been prohibited from using a consumer credit report for employment purposes unless the job position fell into at least one of the following categories...

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