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Mass Firing of Minorities (2x the Rate of White Applicants) Allowed by Court

Posted by Bob Mather on August 31, 2018

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.

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Topics: Lawsuits, Iowa, Discrimination, Ban the Box

ICE Audits up over 100% in 2018

Posted by Pre-Employ Marketing on August 07, 2018

DHS Homeland Security Investigations plan more audits this year

photo credit: ice.gov

According to ICE's own press release, more than 5,200 businesses around the country have been served a notice of inspection (NOI) this calendar year. Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) the team responsible for monitoring and maintaining compliance continue, stating they intend to increase the NOIs even more, to "create a culture of compliance among employers." 

What does that mean for you as an employer?  Well, you should be prepared for an ICE Audit. If you're wondering what exactly that entails, read on!

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Topics: Employment Verification, Lawsuits, E-Verify, I-9 Compliance, HR Compliance

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: California Lawsuits, Lawsuits, EDD, California 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: Fair Chance Initiative, Lawsuits, Class Action Lawsuits

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, FCRA Compliance, Lawsuits, Class Action Lawsuits

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