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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

FCRA Lawsuits Skyrocket 47%

Posted by Bob Mather on March 13, 2017

According to the latest Debt Collection Litigation and CFPB Complaint Statistics Report from WebReconConsumer litigation cases under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) and Telephone Consumer Protection Act all increased in January.

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Topics: FCRA, Lawsuits, FCRA Compliance, complaints, litigation

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: FCRA, class action lawsuit, Lawsuits, Adverse Action, FCRA Compliance, Fair Credit Reporting Act

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, Lawsuits, FCRA Compliance, Fair Credit Reporting Act

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