Jury Awards $7 Billion in Punitive Damages Against Cable Company for “Negligent Hiring” of Employee Who Murdered Customer

Written By Digital Content Editor Thomas Ahearn On July 26, 2022, a jury in Dallas County awarded $7 billion in punitive damages against a cable company for “systemic safety failures” that led to the “negligent hiring” of a field technician who murdered an 83-year-old customer in her home in 2019, according to a news report…

Court Rules Background Check for Independent Contractor Does Not Trigger Protections for Employment Purposes under FCRA

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn              On August 9, 2019, a ruling in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia found that a background check for independent contractors does not trigger the protections applicable for a background check for “employment purposes” under the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA).…