Class Action Lawsuit Claims National Restaurant Chain Violated FCRA

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn A class action lawsuit filed in California federal court claims Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc. violated the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) by having job applications where consent for applicant background checks was “hidden” in the document, according to a report from Top Class Actions.

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FTC Finds Unique Way to Explain FCRA to Employers

  Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has found a unique way to summarize key requirements of the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) to remind businesses that use background checks in making hiring decisions of their obligations under the FCRA. A post in the FTC Business Blog …

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Amazon Faces Class Action Lawsuit for Alleged FCRA Violations

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn A class action lawsuit filed in Tampa, Florida claims the nation’s largest online retailer Amazon.com allegedly violated the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) by misusing consumer credit reports for hiring, termination, and assignment decisions, according to a report from Courthouse News Service.

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Data Furnisher to Pay Over $82,000 to Settle FTC Charges of FCRA Violations

  Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn The loan-servicing arm of a Texas-based auto dealer will pay $82,777 in civil penalties as part of a settlement to address Federal Trade Commission (FTC) charges that the company violated the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) Furnisher Rule by failing to have written policies and …

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Class Action Lawsuit Filed Against Theme Park for Alleged FCRA Violations

  Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn A class action lawsuit filed against Universal Studios Orlando alleges that the Universal Inc. theme park violated the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) by not properly disclosing to job applicants and current employees that the company used credit reports for employment decisions, according to a …

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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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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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Are Your Background Check Forms Up To Date?

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn In spring of 2015, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) made some minor but nevertheless important modifications to a form critical to the employment screening background check process titled “A Summary of Your Rights Under the Fair Credit Reporting Act.”

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Bill Would Prohibit Employers from Using Credit Reports in Background Checks

  Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Legislation introduced in the U.S. Senate – the “Equal Employment for All Act of 2015” – would amend the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) to prohibit employers from using the credit reports of job applicants and current employees during background checks for employment. The text …

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FCRA Class Action Lawsuits Rise Sharply in June 2015

  Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Fair Credit reporting Act (FCRA) class action lawsuits rose 26.8 percent from May 2015 to June 2015, and FCRA class action lawsuits rose 67.4 percent in June 2015 over June 2014, according Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) Complaint Statistics available on the WebRecon LLC website.

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