Act No. 154 (S.95). Labor
An act relating to employment decisions based on credit information, allowing school employees to be paid wages over the course of a year, and union organizing
This act prohibits employers from refusing to hire, discharging, or otherwise discriminating against an individual with respect to employment based on the individual's credit report or credit history, and from inquiring about an individual's credit report or credit history except in limited circumstances. The act allows employees of a school district to elect to have a portion of their wages withheld each pay period in a bank account held by the school district and to have funds disbursed in a lump sum or in equal installments over the summer. Finally, the act requires that any recipient of a grant of state funds in an amount greater than $1,001.00 certify to the secretary of administration that the funds will not be used to interfere with or restrain an employee's rights with respect to union organizing.
Effective Date: July 1, 2012