In the last flurry of action, the Connecticut House last night approved Senate Bill 361, which bans the use of credit reports in hiring and promotions, in certain situations by certain employers. The bill had previously been approved by the state Senate.
I recapped the bill in detail a few days ago. There are a number of exceptions to the ban, so it is important for employers to review the bill and determine what portions of the bill will apply to you. As always, seek appropriate legal counsel if you need further clarification.
The measure will apply to all employers (those with one or more employees).
The bill now goes on to the Governor, who is expected to sign the measure. When signed, the bill will become effective October 1, 2011.