Staffing Company Settles FCRA Class Action Lawsuit

  Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn A staffing company has agreed to settle a class action lawsuit that claims the firm allegedly violated the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) when obtaining background checks on job applicants, according to a TopClassActions.com report.

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New York City Employers Must Ban the Box Starting October 27

  Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Private employers in New York City should prepare to Ban the Box on job applications when the Fair Chance Act (FCA) takes effect on October 27, 2015 to promote the hiring of individuals with prior criminal records and prohibit discrimination based on the arrest records or …

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US and EU Need Safe Harbor Solution by End of January 2016 to Avoid Enforcement Action

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn In the wake of the landmark October 6, 2015 ruling by the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) that invalidated the “Safe Harbor” data transfer pact between the United States (US) and European Union (EU), privacy watchdog group Article 29 Working Party has called on …

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Amazon Motion of Summary Judgement Denied in FCRA Lawsuit

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn A judge in Washington state has denied a motion of summary judgement filed by Amazon.com and a staffing company in a class action lawsuit claiming the online retail giant violated the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), according to a TopClassActions.com report.

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Ban the Box Toolkit from NELP Helps Advocates Start a Fair Chance Campaign

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn The National Employment Law Project (NELP) – a national advocacy organization for employment rights of lower-wage workers – is offering a Ban the Box Toolkit to provide advocates with a step-by-step guide on how to launch a Fair Chance campaign in their city or state to ban …

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New California Law Limits Misuse of E-Verify by Employers

  Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn California Governor Jerry Brown has signed Assembly Bill (AB) 622 which takes effect on January 1, 2016 and will limit the misuse of the E-Verify employment eligibility verification system by prohibiting employers from using E-Verify in a manner not prescribed by federal law.

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Judge Rules Healthcare Provider Complied With FCRA in Background Check Lawsuit

  Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn A Pennsylvania federal judge has ruled in a class action lawsuit over background checks that Genesis Healthcare LLC complied with the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) when obtaining the criminal history of a job applicant from a third party background check provider.

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New NLRB Joint Employer Standard Could Increase Liability for Acts of Staffing Vendors

  Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn The dangers of lawsuits against employers for the actions of their staffing vendors may have increased with the August 27, 2015 decision by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) in a case where the definition of a “joint” employer was expanded by holding that the ability …

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Amazon Faces Second FCRA Class Action Lawsuit

  Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn A class action lawsuit filed against Amazon claims the online retailer violated the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) for not warning an applicant about a negative background check report neglecting to give him a chance to fix errors on the report, according to TomClassActions.com.

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Lawsuit Against Kohl’s Over Background Checks Dismissed

  Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn A California federal judge has granted a Motion to Dismiss in a class action lawsuit against Kohl’s Department Stores Inc. that claimed the company conducted improper background checks on job applicants in violation of the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA).

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