Uber and Lyft Face FCRA Class Action Lawsuits

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Two class action lawsuits filed against Uber Technologies Inc. and Lyft Inc. claim the ride sharing technology companies violated the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), the Investigative Consumer Reporting Agencies Act (ICRAA), and the Consumer Credit Reporting Agencies Act (CCRAA) by allegedly not providing clear background check …

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Hertz Faces Lawsuit for Alleged FCRA Violations

  Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn A class action lawsuit filed in San Francisco federal court claims Hertz Corporation and the Consumer Reporting Agency (CRA) providing background check reports to the rental car giant allegedly “acted willfully in violating the requirements” of the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) when performing criminal background …

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Expunged Criminal Records Appearing in Background Checks Unnecessarily

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Expunged criminal records of job and housing applicants removed from government databases are still appearing in some background checks performed by private screening companies, according to a report from the Wall Street Journal. However, a background check expert says these expunged records should not appear if the …

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Safe Hiring Expert Talks Background Checks on May 5

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Attorney Lester Rosen, founder and CEO of Employment Screening Resources (ESR), will present an Audio Conference with The Industry Calendar titled ‘Background Checks And Safe Hiring: Trends, Legal Developments, And Best Practices In 2015’ on Tuesday, May 5, 2015 from 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Eastern Time. For …

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GAO Releases Report on Criminal History Records

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn The Government Accountability Office (GAO) – the “congressional watchdog” investigating how the federal government spends taxpayer dollars – has released a report on the use of criminal background checks titled ‘Criminal History Records: Additional Actions Could Enhance the Completeness of Records Used For Employment-Related Background Checks (GAO-15-162).’ …

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Background Checks Examined in Webinar on January 20

  Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Attorney Lester Rosen, Founder and CEO of Employment Screening Resources (ESR), will present a webinar with Bloomberg BNA titled ‘Negligent Hiring and Background Checks – Best Practices and Legal Compliance’ on Tuesday, January 20, 2015 from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM ET. To learn more, visit …

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