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What To Take Away From Petco's $1.2 million FCRA Class Lawsuit

Posted by Pre-Employ Marketing on December 06, 2018

Background checks are assumed seemingly standard and straightforward but as Petco Animal Supplies found the hard way the  Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) contains very strict protocols and technicalities that can cost your company millions if not followed precisely.

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Topics: FCRA Compliance, Fair Credit Reporting Act, Lawsuit, Class Action Lawsuits

The Adverse Action Nightmare: Are at Risk For Being Sued?

Posted by Bob Mather on April 19, 2016
Hundreds of companies have recently been subject to significant financial penalties and civil lawsuits as a result of their failure to properly notify applicants or employees who were subject to some form of adverse action based upon information obtained from background checks.
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Topics: Adverse Action, FCRA, FCRA Compliance, Fair Credit Reporting Act, Lawsuits, Class Action Lawsuits

3 Costly Lessons to Learn to Avoid FCRA Lawsuits

Posted by Bob Mather on February 03, 2016

3 Costly Lessons on Hiring from FCRA Lawsuits

Would you spend $5.9 million dollars to improve your hiring process? Not if you could help it, right?! Unfortunately for them, some employers have had to do just that as a result of non-compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). Companies have paid dearly for not paying strict attention to FCRA and EEOC compliance in the course of conducting background screening on job applicants and current employees.

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Topics: FCRA, FCRA Compliance, Fair Credit Reporting Act, Lawsuits

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