Tag Archives: Trends

FCRA Class Action Lawsuits Against Employers Becoming Routine

Blogs about FCRA Class Actions

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

Two class action lawsuits filed in federal courts in Wisconsin by the same lawyers and the same lead plaintiff within one week of each other and both alleging the same cause of action underscore the prevalence of class action lawsuits for violations of the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). It also demonstrates that employers can easily avoid these lawsuits by paying attention to the basics of the FCRA since both lawsuits were based on the use of language that Employment Screening Resources (ESR) has long warned employers to avoid. Continue reading

Macon-Bibb County GA Votes to Ban the Box

Ban the Box Blogs

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

The Macon-Bibb County (Georgia) Commission has voted 6-3 to Ban the Box and remove any questions that ask about criminal records of applicants from county job applications, according to a report from 13WMAZ in Central Georgia. Continue reading

Tallahassee FL Votes to Ban the Box

Ban the Box Blogs

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

The City Commission of Tallahassee, Florida has voted 3-2 to support a “Ban the Box” measure that will remove the question asking people who apply for jobs with the city if they have had a criminal conviction from applications, according to a report from the Tallahassee Democrat. Continue reading

Another FCRA Lawsuit Filed Against Michaels Stores

Blogs about FCRA Class Actions

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

A class action lawsuit alleging violations of the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) with improper background checks on job applicants was filed against Michaels Stores – the second FCRA lawsuit filed against the retail craft supply chain in as many months – according to a report on TopClassActions.com. Continue reading

FCRA Class Action Lawsuit Filed Against Pizza Hut

Class Action Lawsuit Blogs

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

A class action lawsuit filed against Pizza Hut alleges that the company violated the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) requirement that a “clear and conspicuous disclosure” about a background check for employment purposes be made in writing “in a document that consists solely of the disclosure.” The copy of this class action lawsuit is available at http://www.esrcheck.com/file/AlbertoRivera_PizzaHut.pdf. Continue reading

Report Makes Case for Federal Ban the Box Initiative

Ban the Box Blogs

 Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

A January 2015 report from the National Employment Law Project (NELP) – ‘Advancing a Federal Fair Chance Hiring Agenda: Background Check Reforms in Over 100 Cities, Counties & States Pave the Way for Presidential Action’ – makes the case for a federal Ban the Box initiative to ensure federal agencies and federal contractors create job opportunities for qualified people with criminal records. The report is available for download at http://www.nelp.org/page/content/Federal-Fair-Chance-Hiring-Agenda/. Continue reading

Webinar Reveals Top Background Check Trends for 2015

Background Check Trends

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

Employment Screening Resources® (ESR) – ‘The Background Check Authority®’ – presented a complimentary webinar hosted by ESR Founder and CEO Attorney Lester Rosen titled “ESR Top Ten Background Check Trends for 2015” on January 21, 2015. The webinar featured emerging and influential trends in the background check industry selected by Rosen himself. To view a recording of this hour long webinar, please visit https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/recording/4717391231297676801. Continue reading

Class Action Lawsuit Filed Over Background Checks

Class Action Lawsuit Blogs

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

A class action lawsuit filed against Michaels Stores Inc. alleges the craft supply retailer “neglected to properly inform job applicants that the company regularly performed background checks on potential employees during the application process” in violation of state and federal consumer protection laws, according to a report from TopClassActions.com. The full story is at http://topclassactions.com/lawsuit-settlements/lawsuit-news/45583-michaels-hit-background-check-class-action-lawsuit/. Continue reading

Webinars on Top Background Check Trends for 2015

Background Check  Expert Attorney Lester Rosen

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

Attorney Lester Rosen, founder and CEO of Employment Screening Resources® (ESR), will present two webinars titled the ‘ESR Top Ten Background Check Trends for 2015’ on Wednesday, January 21, 2015 and Thursday, January 22, 2015. For information about the “ESR Speaks” schedule, please visit http://www.esrcheck.com/Stay-Updated/ESR-Speaks/. Continue reading

Paramount Class Action Lawsuit Alleges FCRA Violations

Class Action Lawsuit Blogs

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

A class action lawsuit claims Paramount Pictures Corporation improperly performed consumer reports for employment purposes in alleged violation of federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), according to TopClassActions.com. The FCRA regulates the collection, dissemination, and use of consumer information including credit reports. The full story is available at http://topclassactions.com/lawsuit-settlements/lawsuit-news/47331-lawsuit-paramount-illegally-obtains-applicants-credit-reports/. Continue reading