Pending Florida Legislation – Use of Credit History in Hiring

March 11, 2014 | Bryan Barajas

Law bookOn March 4th, Florida State Senator Nancy Detert (R) introduced S.B. 324, which prohibits an employer from using a job applicant’s credit report or credit history in certain hiring, compensation, or employment decisions.


The bill provides:


  • Specific situations in which an employer may use such information;


  • Exemptions for certain types of employers;


  • Remedies for an aggrieved person;


  • For the award of actual damages and court costs; and


  • For a plaintiff to post a bond to indemnify the defendant for damages, including attorney fees.


The Bill has not yet been signed by the Governor.


We will keep you updated on the status of this bill.

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