Tag Archives: Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA)

Georgia Law Taking Effect July 1 Offers FCRA Protections

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Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

Effective July 1, 2015, a new law in Georgia – House Bill 328 (HB 328) – will enact similar protections offered to consumers under Section 613 of the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). The text of Georgia HB 328 is at http://www.esrcheck.com/file/GeorgiaHB328.pdf. Continue reading

Hertz Faces Lawsuit for Alleged FCRA Violations

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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 checks on job applicants. Continue reading

FCRA Lawsuit against Bank of America Denied

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Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

A federal judge in the California Central District Court has denied a class action lawsuit that claimed Bank of America NA violated the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) by obtaining consumer reports for background checks on prospective and current employees using authorization disclosures that did not comply with the FCRA. A copy of the ruling is available at http://www.esrcheck.com/file/Newton-v-Bank-of-America_cv03714_Judgment.pdf. Continue reading

Expunged Criminal Records Appearing in Background Checks Unnecessarily

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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 information is verified at the primary source. Continue reading

Supreme Court to Consider FCRA Lawsuit against People Search Website

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Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

The U.S. Supreme Court has granted the ‘Petition for a Writ of Certiorari’ to question whether online people search website Spokeo Inc. should continue to face a class action lawsuit for alleged violations of the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) that requires Consumer Reporting Agencies (CRAs) to provide correct information. The Petition is available at http://www.esrcheck.com/file/Spokeo-v-Robins-Petition.pdf. Continue reading

Home Depot Settles FCRA Lawsuit for $1.8 Million

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Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

A settlement of $1.8 million has been reached in a class action lawsuit against Home Depot that claimed the home improvement and construction retailer allegedly violated the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) by not having the proper forms for job applicants to fill out in order to conduct background checks on them, according to a report on the Top Class Actions website. Continue reading

Employment Screening Resources to Present Webinar on Ways CRAs are Sued Under FCRA

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Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

Employment Screening Resources® (ESR) – ‘The Background Check Authority®’ – will present a complimentary webinar hosted by ESR founder and CEO Attorney Lester Rosen titled ‘Common Ways Consumer Reporting Agencies are Sued Under the FCRA’ on Tuesday, May 12, 2015 at 11:00 AM to 12:00 Noon PM Pacific Time. To register for this event, please visit http://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6893115836185261825. Continue reading

Class Action Lawsuit against Major National Online Retailer Underscores Need to Comply with the FCRA

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Written By Attorney Lester Rosen, Founder & CEO of Employment Screening Resources (ESR)

In a class action lawsuit filed in federal court in Seattle on April 7, 2015, a major national online retailer and a staffing firm that provides workers have been sued in a class action lawsuit alleging that the defendants failed to comply with the adverse action notice requirements of the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) where employment was denied due to a past criminal matter. Continue reading

FCRA Class Action Lawsuit Against Paramount Pictures Dismissed

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Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

A U.S. District Judge has granted the defendant’s motion to dismiss in the class action lawsuit that claimed Paramount violated the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) requirement for disclosure of consumer reports. A copy of the ‘Order Granting Defendant’s Motion to Dismiss’ is available at http://www.esrcheck.com/file/Peikoff-v-Paramount-Pictures_Order-Granting-Defendant-Motion-to-Dismiss.pdf. Continue reading