Class Action Lawsuit Claims Bank Violated FCRA with Background Checks

  Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn A federal court in Virginia has denied a motion for summary judgment in a class action complaint that claims Wells Fargo Bank violated the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) when performing background checks on job applicants by coding some as “ineligible” prompting adverse action and including a …

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CFPB Finds Complaints about Credit Reports Rising Sharply

  Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has released its Monthly Complaint Report that found complaints about credit reports sharply increased compared to the prior month and the prior year. The CFPB Monthly Complaint Report can be found at: http://files.consumerfinance.gov/f/201508_cfpb_monthly-complaint-report-vol-2.pdf.

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Safe Hiring Expert Attorney Lester Rosen to Present Seminar on Background Checks

  Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Attorney and safe hiring expert Lester S. Rosen, founder and CEO of Employment Screening Resources (ESR), will present a two day in-person seminar titled “Ready, Aim, Hire!! Employee Screening and Background Checks for Newly Hired Employees” on Thursday, September 3, 2015, and Friday, September 4, 2015, …

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Court Finds Hospital Not a Consumer Reporting Agency under FCRA

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn An Appeals Court has affirmed the judgment of a district court to dismiss a complaint that claimed a hospital violated the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) and found that the hospital was not a “consumer reporting agency” as defined under the FCRA.

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DOJ and Background Check Contractor Settle Case for $30 Million

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn The U.S. Justice Department of Justice (DOJ) has announced that a background check contractor agreed to settle allegations of allegedly failing to perform required quality control reviews on background check investigations for the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) in violation of the False Claims Act (FCA).

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Texas Attorney General Files Lawsuit against Alleged Diploma Mills

  Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn The Texas Attorney General has filed a lawsuit seeking a permanent injunction against a Dallas-based group of alleged “diploma mills” that unlawfully marketed and sold fraudulent high school diplomas and transcripts in violation of the Texas Deceptive Trade Practices Act (DTPA).

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California Court of Appeal Holds that ICRAA is Not Unconstitutionally Vague

  Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn A California Court of Appeal has held that the Investigative Consumer Reporting Agencies Act (ICRAA) governing “investigative consumer reports” containing information on a consumer’s character is “not unconstitutionally vague.”

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CALI Webinar Reveals Dangers Private Investigators Face with Background Checks in California

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn The California Association of Licensed Investigators (CALI) will sponsor a webinar hosted by Attorney and licensed Private Investigator Lester Rosen titled “Pre-Employment Background Checks in California: Dangers and Landmines Facing Private Investigators” on Wednesday, August 26, 2015 at 2:00 PM Pacific Time. To register for the webinar, …

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Fort Myers FL to Ban the Box on City Job Applications

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn The City of Fort Myers, Florida plans to “Ban the Box” and remove a question on the city’s employment application that asks job seekers applying for city government jobs if they have ever been convicted of a crime, according to a report from NBC 2 in Fort …

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Maine Enacts New Social Media Privacy Law

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn A newly enacted law in Maine – LD 686, HP 467, An Act To Promote Privacy in Social Media – will protect the social media privacy of employees and job applicants law by prohibiting employers from requiring employees or job applicants to disclose passwords or any other …

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