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Added Restrictions on Employer Use of Credit Reports Vetoed by Governor, Again

 Governor Schwarzenegger has again vetoed a bill that would have limited employers’ use of credit information on potential employees. As reported in the Morrison & Foerster Client Alert, Assembly Bill 482 “would have dramatically restricted the circumstances under which an employer could use a credit report for pre-employment screening or other employment purposes.” Employees and potential employees can nonetheless take heart in existing protections under the Consumer Credit Reporting Agencies Act (CCRAA) (CC §§1785.1-1785.36).