Pre-Employ Blog

Hiring Delays Expected As California Courts Close

Posted by Pre-Employ Marketing on April 02, 2020

Hiring Delays Expected as California Courts Close and hiring managers face dilemmas this Spring. Courts across the state have closed or limited access, making it difficult for employers to perform criminal background checks on potential hires.

Another consequence of shuttering courts and government offices is the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation’s decision made last week, Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva announced nearly 1,700 people in local lock-ups have already been released. This further adds to the complexity of the hiring process in California 

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Topics: Ban the Box, FCRA Compliance, Court Closures, California

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

422 FCRA Lawsuits Filed in February 2018 Employers Beware!

Posted by Bob Mather on April 11, 2018

In a month where the numbers of every other type of complaint was a bit depressed, FCRA has continued its remarkable growth streak, with a strong 422 plaintiffs represented in February invoking the statute.

FCRA used to be the ugly stepchild to TCPA, the statute that almost always had the the slightly better numbers and momentum. That trend appears to have subsided.

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Topics: FCRA, FCRA Compliance

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

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, FCRA Compliance, Class Action Lawsuits