EEOC & FCRA

The Dangerous Waters Churned Up by the FCRA
The Dangerous Waters Churned Up by the FCRA

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.

Amazon.com—The Next in a Long Line of Adverse Action Lawsuits
Amazon.com—The Next in a Long Line of Adverse Action Lawsuits

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).

Judge Sides with EEOC on Discovery Question
Judge Sides with EEOC on Discovery Question

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.

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Ripple Effects – Activity in Employment Screening
Ripple Effects – Activity in Employment Screening

The level of legislative activity, regulatory guidance, and litigation surrounding background checks for employment screening has never been higher. And, as onerous litigation and multi-million dollar settlements become increasingly common, the stakes have never been higher for employers as they seek to balance external requirements with their legitimate business needs. Three recent actions follow, along with ripple effects.

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The FCRA and Spokeo: Why This Matters to Employers
The FCRA and Spokeo: Why This Matters to Employers

Our Closer Look articles offer an in-depth analysis of background screening topics currently affecting employers.  On Monday, April 27, 2015, the U.S. Supreme Court agreed to grant review in the case Spokeo, Inc. v. Robins, No. 13-1339 (U.S.). Why is this important to employers?  

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