CFPB Issues Compliance Bulletin on FCRA Requirements for Data Furnishers

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has issued Compliance Bulletin 2016-01 regarding compliance with the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) that emphasizes the obligation of data furnishers under Regulation V to establish and implement written policies and procedures regarding the accuracy and integrity of information being …

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Restaurant and Arcade Chain Faces FCRA Class Action Lawsuit Over Background Checks

  Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn A proposed class action lawsuit claims that restaurant and arcade chain Dave & Buster’s allegedly disregarded the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) when conducting background checks for employment purposes on prospective employees, according to a report from TopClassActions.com.

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Safe Hiring Expert Examines FCRA and Background Checks in Webinar

  Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Attorney Lester Rosen, Founder and CEO of Employment Screening Resources (ESR), will present a webinar with Compliance Online titled “The Federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) and Background Checks” on Friday, February 26, 2016 at 10:00 AM PST / 1:00 PM ESR. This webinar will explain the …

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Background Check Expert Helps Employers Avoid FCRA Lawsuits

  Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn With litigation against employers conducting background checks mushrooming, Attorney Lester Rosen, founder and CEO of Employment Screening Resources (ESR), will present a webinar with Compliance World – ‘The Explosion of Lawsuits against Employers under the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) – Traps and Pitfalls to Avoid’ …

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Judge Approves $4.75 Million Settlement against Background Check Firm in FCRA Lawsuit

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn A New York federal judge has granted final approval to a $4.75 million settlement in class action lawsuit against a background check company for alleged violations of the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), according to a report on the TopClassActions.com website.

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Wells Fargo Settles Background Check Lawsuit for $12 Million

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Wells Fargo Bank has agreed to a settlement of $12 million to resolve a class action lawsuit that claimed the financial institution allegedly violated the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) after denying employment to a job applicant based on the results of a background check report.

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Class Action Lawsuit Filed Against Business for Alleged FCRA Violations

  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 …

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

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 …

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

  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 …

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Background Check Class Action Lawsuit Settles for $716,400

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.

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