Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has vetoed A.B. 482, a bill that would have prevented employers from using consumer credit reports when performing “Strike 3 for bill banning applicant credit checks?” )and applicants. (See
The bill would have prohibited most California employers from using a consumer credit report unless the information obtained is “substantially job-related.” Credit checks would have been allowed only for positions involving access to the employer’s money, assets, trade secrets or other confidential information.
This was the third time in three years that Schwarzenegger has vetoed a bill prohibiting employers from using credit reports for.
In his veto message, Schwarzenegger said, “As with the last two bills, this measure would also significantly increase the exposure for potential litigation over the use of credit checks.”
- How to Fire an Employee the Legal Way: 6 Termination Guidelines
- Meet with applicant to discuss convictions
- Workplace violence: Florida law opens liability beyond workers' comp
- Bill banning credit checks on applicants introduced in Senate
- What are the pitfalls of conducting background investigations on job applicants?