To borrow a phrase from the movie Jaws, “just when you thought it was safe to get back in the water...,” three more big fish are on the line for possibly violating the FCRA. After a lull of a several weeks, plaintiff's bar has apparently identified new targets.
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No Reporting Limits in Nevada
Consumer reporting agencies are now allowed to report criminal convictions from the state of Nevada that are more than 7 years old. Governor Brian Sandoval signed Senate Bill 409 which basically removes any time limitations on reporting criminal records. The bill also allows gaming operators and employers to do more thorough background checks on job applicants by allowing CRAs to reports bankruptcy information that is more than 10 years old.
Do we sound like a broken record yet? I sure feel like we do, but we can’t help it when so many giant corporations keep getting caught up in the same troublesome webs. Amazon.com and Staff Management, a company Amazon uses to provide temporary workers, are among the latest subjects of class action litigation alleging violations of the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA).
It’s taken 5 years, but Colorado’s Supreme Court has finally ruled in the case of Brandon Coats, a quadriplegic who was fired from his job at Dish Network after failing a random drug test. As an authorized medical marijuana user, Coats’ drug use was completely legal under Colorado state law, but Dish Network argued they have a zero-tolerance drug policy. The company maintained that since marijuana is still illegal on the federal level, its use for any reason is cause for termination. On June 15, 2015 the court agreed, saying state laws that stop companies from firing people for doing a “lawful activity” only protect employees who are let go for activities that are legal under both state and federal law.
If you are planning to hire summer help, you are in good company. According to a survey by Careerbuilder.com 36% of employers are planning to hire seasonal workers. That is up 21% from the hard-hit recession years of 2008-2011.
The dust hasn’t even settled on this year’s Triple Crown races yet, but stable owners are grabbing headlines for something other than their horses. In the past year, three stables have settled, and have paid large fines, for failing to file proper I-9 documents for their employees.
It has been a wild ride for the ride-sharing giant Uber as Kansas lawmakers tried to crack down on the company’s business practices. First, the legislature passed SB 117, The Creation of Kansas Transportation Network Company Services Act- also known as the “Uber bill.” In its original form, the legislation required all drivers to carry comprehensive and collision insurance and to undergo background checks through the Kansas Bureau of Investigation.
Bravo to the New York Times on an amazing piece uncovering what might be the most egregious diploma fraud ever dreamed up. Through some good old-fashioned, hardcore investigative reporting, the Times uncovered a scheme that is more an empire than a diploma mill.
We know that lot of people in our audience cheer when judges slap down the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). That’s what tends to happen when people feel like David fighting Goliath. But according to a recent article on Law.com, the big guy just won a round.
Being proactive when it comes to information security is essential. One of the nation’s largest health insurers is showing us that constant diligence can prevent a hack job from going from nuisance to disaster.