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U.S. Supreme Court Upholds Class Action Waivers In Employment Contracts, Adding To Its Decisions Consistently Enforcing Arbitration Provisions
On May 21, the U.S. Supreme Court, in a 5-4 decision penned by Justice Neil Gorsuch, held that employers can include a clause in their employment contracts that requires employees to arbitrate...
United States
24 May 2018
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North Carolina House Votes Overwhelmingly To "Ban The Box"
The North Carolina House of Representatives recently voted 98-14 to "ban the box" for state agency hiring.
United States
26 Apr 2017
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Employers Beware: Ninth Circuit Finds Inclusion Of Liability Waiver In FCRA Background Check Disclosure Form Is A Willful Violation
On January 20, 2017, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals issued a decision of first impression in Syed v. M-I, LLC, a putative class action...
United States
9 Feb 2017
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Ban The Box Bill Passes Virginia State Senate, Awaits Review By House
The bill proposes to "ban the box" by preventing prospective employers from asking about a job applicant's criminal history at the initial employment application stage.
United States
9 Feb 2017
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Background Screening Class Certified In Obsolete Information Case
On July 26, a Northern District of California judge certified a class of applicants who claimed that S2Verify, a background check company, included obsolete criminal information on their background...
United States
8 Aug 2016
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Spokeo-Based Motion To Dismiss Filed In Pennsylvania Federal Court
In Long v. Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation, the named plaintiffs applied for positions as bus operators with the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority ("SEPTA").
United States
8 Aug 2016
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City Of Brotherly Love Has Little Love For Employment Credit Checks
Earlier this month, the Mayor of Philadelphia signed legislation regulating the use of credit checks in employment decisions.
United States
4 Jul 2016
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New Putative Class Action Challenges FCRA Disclosure Form
A new putative class action against Petco Animal Supplies Inc. was filed in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California.
United States
24 Jun 2016
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Connecticut Becomes Latest State To "Ban The Box"
On June 1, Connecticut Governor Dan Mallory signed the Fair Chance Employment Act into law. The statute, like other "ban the box" laws nationwide, prohibits covered employers from asking about an applicant's criminal history...
United States
24 Jun 2016
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District Court Denies Motion For Class Certification Under FCRA
In Jones v. Sterling Infosystems, 1:14cv3076 (S.D.N.Y. 2016), the district court recently denied class certification against a background screening company that was alleged to have violated 15 U.S.C....
United States
9 May 2016
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New York City Issues Guidance Suggesting Background Screening Company Liability For Failure To Ensure Compliance With "Ban The Box" Requirements
The New York City Human Rights Law prohibits discrimination in employment, public accommodations, and housing.
United States
27 Apr 2016
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FCRA Class Action Against Dave & Buster's Voluntarily Dismissed
A proposed class action against Dave & Buster's Inc., accusing the restaurant and entertainment chain of violating the Fair Credit Reporting Act...
United States
11 Apr 2016
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"Ban The Box" Proposal For Public Employment Positions Passes Virginia's Senate
On January 25, on a 23-15 vote, Virginia's "ban the box" bill, SB335, passed the Virginia Senate. The proposal will now make its way to the Virginia House of Delegates for deliberation and potential approval.
United States
1 Feb 2016
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District Court Dismisses FCRA Background Check Class Action Claim On Statute Of Limitations Grounds
On November 9, 2015, Terria Harris filed an Amended Complaint against Home Depot U.S.A., Inc. in a Fair Credit Reporting Act ("FCRA") background check class action lawsuit.
United States
1 Feb 2016
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Court Declines To Dismiss FCRA Claim Based On Presence Of State Law Notices In Background Check Disclosure
According to the court, an employer can include certain information in the FCRA disclosure if it is "closely related" to the statutorily required disclosure and serves to "focus the consumer's attention on the disclosure."
United States
11 Jan 2016
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Consumer Health Care Products Company And Staffing Agency Hit With FCRA Disclosure Class Action
A multinational consumer health care products company and its staffing agency are the latest companies to be hit with a putative class action accusing them of violating the Fair Credit Reporting Act.
United States
11 Jan 2016
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Ohio "Bans The Box" In Public Sector Employment Contexts
Last week, Ohio Governor John Kasich signed into law a bill that will bar public employers from including on job applications questions concerning an applicant's criminal background for public sector jobs.
United States
6 Jan 2016
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National Restaurant Chain Hit With Background Screening Class Action
In another example of the continuing increase in background screening-related class actions, a national restaurant chain was on the receiving end of a class action lawsuit.
United States
8 Dec 2015
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Obama Issues Executive Order To "Ban The Box" On Federal Agency Employment Applications
This "ban the box" initiative would prevent federal agencies from asking about an applicant's criminal history at the initial application stage.
United States
17 Nov 2015
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New York City Fair Chance Act Takes Effect And "Bans the Box" In New York City
Effective October 27, under the New York City Fair Chance Act, employers can inquire about a potential employee's criminal record only after a conditional offer of employment is made.
United States
4 Nov 2015
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