Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On June 29, 2020, the United States House of Representatives passed the “Protecting Your Credit Score Act” (H.R. 5332) that would amend the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) to ensure, among other purposes, that consumer reporting agencies (CRAs) are providing fair and accurate information reporting in …Continue reading "U.S. House Passes “Protecting Your Credit Score Act” that Would Amend FCRA"
Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On July 13, 2020, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) – a U.S. government agency that protects consumers and promotes competition – will host “An FTC Workshop on GLB Standards” that seeks input on proposed changes to the Safeguards Rule of the Gramm-Leach-Bliley (GLB) Act which requires financial …Continue reading "FTC Virtual Workshop Seeks Input on Changes to Safeguards Rule of GLB Act"
Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On July 2, 2020, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) – an agency of the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) dedicated to keeping the American workforce safe and healthy – published frequently asked questions (FAQs) and answers to help protect workers from exposure to the Coronavirus …Continue reading "OSHA Publishes FAQs to Help Protect Workers from Exposure to Coronavirus"
Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Attorney Lester Rosen, the founder and chief executive officer (CEO) of Employment Screening Resources® (ESR), has written an article titled “15 Things Corporate Counsels Need to Know about Background Checks” since corporate counsels may encounter the topic of background checks in three general situations. First, counsel may …Continue reading "What Do Corporate Counsels Need to Know about Background Checks?"
Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On June 30, 2020, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) – a government agency that protects consumers and promotes competition – announced that the FTC settled allegations that an operator of secure data centers misled consumers about its participation in the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework that allows participants …Continue reading "FTC Settles Case of Misleading Consumers about Privacy Shield Participation"
Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On June 19, 2020, the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit vacated a jury’s finding that a major nationwide credit reporting agency (CRA) willfully violated the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) that regulates background checks in the United States by failing to investigate …Continue reading "Appeals Court Examines Willfulness Standard of Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA)"
Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On June 29, 2020, the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) issued an opinion by a 5-4 vote in the case of Seila Law LLC v. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau that held the leadership of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) by a single Director removable …Continue reading "Supreme Court Rules CFPB Director Removal Restrictions Violate Constitution"
Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn The United States economy added 4.8 million jobs while the unemployment rate declined to 11.1 percent in June 2020, improvements reflecting the continued resumption of economic activity curtailed in March and April due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, according to the jobs report from the U.S. Bureau of …Continue reading "June 2020 Jobs Report Shows 4.8 Million Jobs Added in Recovery from COVID-19"
Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On June 30, 2020, California Attorney General Xavier Becerra issued an alert reminding consumers of their data privacy rights under the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), which provides consumers with access to and control over their personal information. The Attorney General will begin enforcement of the CCPA …Continue reading "Enforcement of California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) Begins July 1, 2020"
Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On June 26, 2020, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) warned the public about potential fraud schemes related to antibody tests for COVID-19 since scammers “are marketing fraudulent and/or unapproved COVID-19 antibody tests, potentially providing false results,” according to a press release from the FBI. “In addition, …Continue reading "FBI Warns Public of Potential Fraud Schemes in Antibody Testing for COVID-19"