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

  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 …

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

  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 …

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Class Action Lawsuit Against Big Lots Claims FCRA Violations

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.

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

  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 …

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Class Action Lawsuit Filed Against GEO Group for Alleged FCRA Violations

  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.

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Supreme Court Hears Oral Arguments in Spokeo v. Robins

  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 …

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Sprint Could Face Lawsuit for Alleged FCRA Violations during Credit Checks

  Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn A complaint filed by a Chicago, Illinois man in Cook County Circuit Court claims that Sprint Corp. allegedly violated the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) by using non-compliant disclosure forms before checking the credit of job applicants, according to a report on the Cook County …

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