Separating Fact from Fiction: Analyzing the Equal Employment for All Legislation and the Use of Credit Checks in Employment Decisions

By | Employment Law Lookout | December 23, 2013

On December 17, 2013, Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), along with six other senators, introduced a bill, otherwise known as the Equal Employment for All Act, that would amend the Fair Credit Reporting Act (the “FCRA”)  to prohibit employers from using or obtaining consumer reports for prospective and current employees containing any information bearing on the employee’s or applicant’s creditworthiness, credit standing or credit capacity for employment purposes. 

Canadian Government Proposes Transitional Pension Funding Relief Regulations (Canada Post)

On December 21, 2013, the federal government published proposed transitional pension funding relief regulations that would temporarily relieve Canada Post Corporation from the requirement to make special payments to its defined benefit employee pension plan, as ordinarily required under the Pension Benefits Standards Act, 1985 (“PBSA”), for a period of four years.