SB 356
Creates new provisions governing the use of credit scores by employers
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Last Action:
2/11/2021 - Second Read and Referred S General Laws Committee
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Effective Date:
August 28, 2021

Current Bill Summary

SB 356 - This act prohibits employers from requiring an employee or prospective employee to consent to a request for a credit report that contains information about the person's credit score, credit account balances, payment history, savings or checking account balances, or savings or checking account numbers as a condition of employment unless the report is otherwise required by law. Notwithstanding the foregoing, any employer may conduct a soft credit inquiry on any employee or prospective employee.

An employee or prospective employee may file a complaint with the Department of Labor and Industrial Relations alleging any violation of this act.

This act does not apply to any employer that is engaged in the practice of public accounting or that is a financial institution with respect to any employee or prospective employee whose primary employment duties are related to handling the financial assets of such employer.

This act is identical to SB 607 (2020), substantially similar to SCS/SB 209 (2019) and HB 1801 (2016) and similar to HCS/HB 105 (2015), HCS#2/HB 1153 (2014), HB 164 (2013), HCS/HB 1240 (2012), HB 37 (2011), and HB 461 (2011).



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