California Governor Vetoes Bill Restricting Employer Use of Employee Credit Reports


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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