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According to the Central District Court of California, Walmart and Disneyland are both  involved in  their own Class Action Lawsuits after running Background Checks that are not Fair Credit Reporting Act Compliant.  According to such suits, both companies exhibit “a policy and practice of procuring investigative consumer...

As Uber, Lyft and other "Ride Hailing" companies work in our cities, driver-safety and one’s potential criminal record has come into the spotlight. In recent months, stronger legislation has been put in place—most recently, Governor Jerry Brown of California has pushed for background checks to go...

The FAIR CHANCE ACT makes it illegal for most employers in New York City to ask about the criminal record of job applicants before making a job offer.  This means ads, applications, and interview questions cannot include inquiries into an applicant's criminal record.  This allows...

The District of Columbia is considering legislation that would bar employers from conducting pre-employment marijuana testing, except as required by law. The bill—Prohibition of Pre-Employment Marijuana Testing Act of 2015—is scheduled to be discussed at a public hearing on Monday, February 9, 2015. The District of Columbia...

A class-action lawsuit filed in Virginia federal court against discount retail chain Dollar General for alleged violations of the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) will be settled for $4 million. What Employers Must Learn From This Settlement: As an employer, Dollar General had various violations of...

The Federal Fair Credit Reporting Act has strict guidelines in place to regulate background checks for pre-employment purposes. These guidelines are intended to protect an individual’s right to privacy. Disclosure and proper authorization must be obtained prior to a company issuing a background or credit...

In order to avoid legal actions, employers must ensure that their background check providers are in compliance with requirements stated in the Fair Credit Reporting Act. A recent class action lawsuit has been settled and tentatively approved by a Virginia court. Dollar General has been accused...