Three Background Check Best Practices for 2015

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by Robert Yonowitz, Esq. and Bethanie Barnes, Esq, Fisher & Phillips LLP. If 2013 and 2014 serve as any indicator of what is to come, we expect that employers should anticipate the passage of more employment background laws in the 2015 legislative season. Within the last two years, there has been a notable increase in […]

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Can an FCRA Amendment Protect You in a Background Check Lawsuit?

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In recent years, there’s been a significant evolution in the regulatory and legal environment of employment background checks. One of these changes is that employers are seeing more lawsuits being filed against them, alleging violations of applicant and employee rights under the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). Some of these accusations include inadequate authorization and disclosure […]

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What Are Your Obligations Under the FCRA?

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Ordering a background check for a potential employee seems like a fairly straightforward exercise: get the applicant’s information, send it to the background screening company, and receive a detailed background report that lets you know whether the applicant is clear to hire. In reality, procuring a background check on a prospective employee is decidedly more […]

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How Transportation Companies Can Fortify Compliance with EEOC, FCRA, Federal and State Requirements

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Is your company vulnerable to a class action lawsuit? Unfortunately, for many transportation companies the answer might be “YES”. With the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 approaching, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is stepping up their enforcement efforts and recently filed two new criminal record lawsuits – one in South […]