California Joins States Restricting Employer Use of Credit Reports

Daily Journal

Littler attorneys Rod Fliegel and Jennifer Mora discuss California Assembly Bill AB22, which adds a new provision to the California Labor Code and amends the state’s Consumer Credit Reporting Agencies Act to substantially restrict the discretion that private and public sector employers have to use “consumer credit reports” for hiring and personnel decisions. “Employers are also advised to evaluate their compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act due to a recent and significant spike in class action litigation arising under this Federal Law,” write Fliegel and Mora.

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