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California Sues Itself (Yes, It's True)

Posted by Bob Mather on August 29, 2017

For over 20 years pre-employ.com has been accessing court records for employers for pre-employment screening needs. Millions of documents have been retrieved for the criminal record and civil record background check process. This particular record has everyone here scratching their heads in disillusion.

In a bizarre case of big government gone awry, the California Employment Development Department (EDD) is suing itself.

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Topics: Lawsuits, California Law, California Lawsuits, California Employment Development Department, EDD, Employment Development Department

New York City’s "Fair Chance Act" Spurs Class Action Lawsuit Against Employer

Posted by Marketing on August 10, 2017

According to a story published on the Bloomberg Law website (Labor and Employment Section), the Barclays Center, home of the NBA’s Brooklyn Nets, unlawfully denies employment to job seekers with criminal records without giving them required notice of their rights or a chance to explain their convictions, a proposed class of workers alleges (Kelly v. Brooklyn Events Ctr., LLC , E.D.N.Y., No. 1:17-cv-04600, class complaint filed 8/4/17).

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Topics: class action lawsuit, Lawsuits, Fair Chance Initiative

Found a Criminal Record? Proceed with Caution

Posted by Bob Mather on August 08, 2017

Most human resource professionals have an incredibly busy work week. Piles of resumes on the desk, hiring deadlines to meet and more. When a background check comes back with a criminal record, many human resources (HR) leaders simply reject the candidate and move on to the next candidates.

The rejection of an applicant based on an obvious "no hire" criminal record rule is one of the most common lawsuits hitting employers in the United States today. Plaintiffs lawyers are hitting corporations with lawsuits, alleging failure to follow adverse action protocols at an astonishing rate. 

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Topics: FCRA, Adverse Action, FCRA Compliance

Delaware's "Anti-Employment Verification" Law Takes Effect

Posted by Bob Mather on July 07, 2017

Employers with job applicants in the state of Delaware attempting to verify the true work history of a job applicant that includes salary history should be warned. According to Michael L. Stevens of the law firm Arent Fox LLP, EMployers should be keenly aware of these new restrictions.

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Topics: Employment Verification, compensation

FCRA Lawsuit Win for Employers

Posted by Bob Mather on June 15, 2017

Attorneys Michele Haydel Gehrke and Brian K. Morris recently wrote about about a case that may have significant impact on employers. particularly employers facing lawsuits regarding adverse action procedures, FCRA disclosure forms and proper notice of rights paperwork.

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Topics: FCRA, class action lawsuit, FCRA Compliance

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