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Philadelphia Faces Backlash Over Proposed Wage History Law - Will New York Follow Suit?

Posted by Bob Mather on June 06, 2017

Philadelphia is facing backlash over a proposed wage history law. Despite strong opposition, New York opted to sign a similar bill into law. Will New York face similar problems with their bill? Below we break down exactly what the bills cover, what the Philadelphia lawsuit is trying to fight, and what human resource managers can expect in the meantime.

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Topics: Lawsuit, wage

Marijuana at Work: If, When and Who to Test

Posted by Bob Mather on May 05, 2017

With clients who screen for drugs all over the world, Pre-employ.com gets asked about drug testing services frequently. One of the most common areas of discussion surrounds the use of recreational marijuana. Many states have or are in the process of passing recreational or medicinal marijuana laws and we expect this topic to continue to trend. Chelsea Mesa Caitlyn Crisp and Michael Cross of Syfarth Shaw wrote a good blog on this subject that we are sharing below.

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Topics: Drug Testing, Background Checks, marijuana

Kelly Services to pay $6.7 Million in FCRA Background Check Lawsuit

Posted by Bob Mather on March 30, 2017

Kelly Services has agreed to settle a class action lawsuit for allegedly violating the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA).As mentioned in our white paper - Top 3 FCRA lawsuits and how to prevent them - the background check release form is a top target for class action lawyers looking to capitalize on big paydays. According to topclassactions.com, plaintiffs allege that between July 18, 2012 and January 23, 2014, Kelly Services provided its employees and job applicants with a FCRA disclosure form to conduct background checks that also contained a liability release. Unfortunately, this is in clear violation of the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA).

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Topics: class action lawsuit, FCRA Compliance

FCRA Class Action Case Dismissed

Posted by Bob Mather on March 23, 2017

A win for employers, Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) class action lawsuit case dismissed.

A federal judge in Minnesota dismissed a FCRA class action lawsuit after agreeing with the defendants that her “informational injury” did not meet the burden of proof. Employers that are currently in litigation regarding background check release forms should take note. If your company is not in litigation, this information should be shared with your legal department.

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Topics: FCRA, class action lawsuit, Lawsuits, FCRA Compliance

5 Myths of Hiring Ex-felons: Fact vs. Fiction

Posted by Bob Mather on March 20, 2017

Most people understand that the primary focus of a background screening company is to find criminal records and accurately report them to the entity requesting the information.

What many may not realize is employers across the nation are actively looking for criminal record activity in order to actually hire a felon. 

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Topics: Background Checks, hiring compliance, criminal record, Lawsuit, FTC, FCRA, Disclosure & Authorization Form, Adverse Action

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