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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

Healthcare Management Group Hit with FCRA Background Check Lawsuit

Posted by Bob Mather on June 13, 2017

According to McKnight's long-term care news, an Indiana-based healthcare management group has been hit with a class-action lawsuit after a job applicant claimed she was denied a position at the company based on an allegedly false background check report.

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Topics: Healthcare, Lawsuit, FCRA, FCRA Compliance

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

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: Criminal Record, Background Checks, Lawsuit, Adverse Action, Hiring Compliance, Disclosure & Authorization Form, FTC, FCRA

Using a DIY Background Check in the Hiring Process Could Put Your Company at Risk

Posted by Stacy Prewitt on October 10, 2016

Do-it-yourself (DIY) background checks can appear to be faster and less expensive, but the quick and-easy approach may not serve even a small company’s best interests and could actually put your company at significant risk.

According to an article in Business News Daily, “The vast majority of these DIY websites specifically say they are not to be used as part of the employment screening process because the websites are not compliant with the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA).” Non-compliance with FCRA guidelines when doing a background check for employment have resulted in multi-million dollar lawsuits against employers.

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Topics: Criminal Record, Background Checks, Lawsuit, Adverse Action, Hiring Compliance, Disclosure & Authorization Form, FTC, FCRA, Applicant, Employees, Human Resources

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