In a decision that may have major ramifications in regulated fields such as Healthcare, Banking and other Financial Services, a federal appeals court Wednesday upheld a Wells Fargo employment policy that allows the bank to fire employees, or not consider job applicants, based on criminal records, despite concerns from advocates that such practices discriminate against minorities.
Most employers utilize preemployment background screening checks as a standard part of their hiring procedures.
In a move that closely relates to national news, FBI agents and the Tulare County district attorney's office raided the home of former Tulare Regional Medical Center CEO Benny Benzeevi. This according to the Visalia Times Delta.
Topics: Criminal Background Checks
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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Employers in all industries are encouraged to review or enact a I9 E-verify program like www.i9compliance.com after the latest law enforcement raid on a employer.