Tag Archives: Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA)

Class Action Lawsuit Filed Against Business for Alleged FCRA Violations

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Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

A Missouri man has filed a class action lawsuit against a business that he claims refused to hire him based on the results of a background check report performed on him by a consumer reporting agency (CRA) and in doing so allegedly violated the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) that regulates the collection, dissemination, and use of consumer information, according to a report on LegalNewsline.com. Continue reading

FCRA Lawsuits Will Continue to Increase in Target Rich Background Screening Environment in 2016

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Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

Class action lawsuits involving the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) that governs the use of background checks for employment purposes in the United States will continue to increase in 2016 since background screening is a target rich environment even if technical FCRA violations are restricted. This is the number 2 trend selected by Employment Screening Resources® (ESR) Founder and CEO Attorney Lester Rosen for the 9th annual ESR Top Ten Background Check Trends for 2016. Continue reading

Applicant Tracking Solutions Will Review Integrations with Screening Partners to Address Emerging Legal Risks in 2016

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Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

Applicant Tracking Solutions (ATS) operators will review ATS integrations with their background screening partners to address emerging legal risks involving areas such as data breaches and litigation over consent forms in previously accepted processes and revise those integrations accordingly in 2016. This is the number 8 trend selected by Employment Screening Resources® (ESR) Founder and CEO Attorney Lester Rosen for the 9th annual ESR Top Ten Background Check Trends for 2016. Continue reading

Background Check Class Action Lawsuit Settles for $716,400

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Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

A class action lawsuit settlement of $716,400 was reached with Van Heusen, Izod, G.H. Bass, and Calvin Klein over allegations that the company obtained background check reports without complying with the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), according to a report from TopClassActions.com. Continue reading

Employment Screening Resources Releases Whitepaper Revealing Most Common Ways Employees Sue Employers Under FCRA

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Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

Employment Screening Resources® (ESR), a leading global screening firm providing on demand access to background screening services that enable employers to quickly make informed hiring decisions, has released a whitepaper written by ESR Founder and CEO Attorney Lester Rosen titled “Common Ways Prospective or Current Employees Sue Employers Under the FCRA.” Continue reading

California Supreme Court to Consider Whether ICRAA Unconstitutionally Vague when Applied to Background Checks

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Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

The California Supreme Court will review a California Court of Appeal decision in the case of Connor v. First Student, Inc. which held the Investigative Consumer Reporting Agencies Act (ICRAA) “is not unconstitutionally vague” when applied to background checks on employees that are subject to both the ICRAA and the Consumer Credit Reporting Agencies Act (CCRRA). Continue reading

Class Action Lawsuit Against Big Lots Claims FCRA Violations

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Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

A class action lawsuit filed in Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania against Big Lots Stores Inc. claims the retail discount store chain allegedly conducted improper background checks on employees in violation of the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), according to a report from TopClassActions.com. Continue reading

Employers Should Watch Out for Phony Job Seekers Looking for FCRA Lawsuits Not Work

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Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

Employers conducting background checks on prospective employees have to worry about the sharp rise in the number of class action lawsuits filed by job applicants over alleged technical violations of the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). Employment Screening Resources (ESR) saw the potential for phony job seekers looking to file FCRA class action lawsuits over technical violations of the FCRA as far back as a March 25, 2009 blog “Cup of Coffee with that Criminal Conviction? Starbucks Case Underscores Importance of Well-Crafted Employment Application” written by ESR founder and CEO Attorney Lester Rosen. Continue reading

Class Action Lawsuit Filed Against GEO Group for Alleged FCRA Violations

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Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

A class action lawsuit filed in New York federal court claims The GEO Group, Inc. and their background screening provider violated the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) during criminal background checks of job applicants, the law firm Outten & Golden LLP announced. Continue reading

Supreme Court Hears Oral Arguments in Spokeo v. Robins

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Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

On November 2, 2015, the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) heard oral arguments in the case of Spokeo, Inc. v. Robins which could decide whether or not a plaintiff has the legal right, or “standing,” to bring a class action lawsuit for a technical violation of the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) if that individual suffered no actual concrete harm from the violation. Continue reading