Business Agrees to Pay $600,000 to Settle FCRA Class Action Lawsuit

Written By Digital Content Editor Thomas Ahearn A business service provider that creates employment for people with disabilities has agreed to pay a $600,000 settlement to resolve a class action lawsuit for alleged violations of the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) with “insufficient background check disclosures,” according to a report from TopClassActions.com. The FCRA requires…

CFPB Advises Background Check Users On Permissible Purpose Under FCRA

Written By Digital Content Editor Thomas Ahearn The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has issued an advisory opinion on “Fair Credit Reporting; Permissible Purposes for Furnishing, Using, and Obtaining Consumer Reports” to ensure that companies using and sharing background checks have a “permissible purpose” under the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). The FCRA ensures fair…