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California Sues Itself (Yes, It's True)

Posted by Bob Mather on August 29, 2017

For over 20 years pre-employ.com has been accessing court records for employers for pre-employment screening needs. Millions of documents have been retrieved for the criminal record and civil record background check process. This particular record has everyone here scratching their heads in disillusion.

In a bizarre case of big government gone awry, the California Employment Development Department (EDD) is suing itself.

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Topics: Lawsuits, California Law, California Lawsuits, California Employment Development Department, EDD, Employment Development Department

New York City’s "Fair Chance Act" Spurs Class Action Lawsuit Against Employer

Posted by Marketing on August 10, 2017

According to a story published on the Bloomberg Law website (Labor and Employment Section), the Barclays Center, home of the NBA’s Brooklyn Nets, unlawfully denies employment to job seekers with criminal records without giving them required notice of their rights or a chance to explain their convictions, a proposed class of workers alleges (Kelly v. Brooklyn Events Ctr., LLC , E.D.N.Y., No. 1:17-cv-04600, class complaint filed 8/4/17).

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Topics: class action lawsuit, Lawsuits, Fair Chance Initiative

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

Background Checks & Class Action Suits: Who Really Wins?

Posted by Bob Mather on February 08, 2017

Starbucks, Home Depot, Wegmans, Lowes, Avis. What do these companies have in common? Lawsuits brought against them for improper criminal background checks. Class action and individual lawsuits are on the rise: nearly 4,000 last year alone.

While lawsuits are damaging, class action suits could be a death blow to your company. Grabbing the media spotlight, surging in SEO hits, class action suits have the potential not just to cost reparations and damages, they could damage your brand in the marketplace irreparably. As an HR Executive, that much media attention could mean the difference between having an office in the morning or considering a name change.

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Topics: Background Checks, FCRA, class action lawsuit, Lawsuits

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