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FCRA case filings increased significantly in 2015


According to a report by WebRecon, filings under the Fair Credit Reporting Act in 2015 exceeded the amount of cases filed in 2014 by more than 53 percent and are up more than 147 percent since 2007. Read More

Two major retailers fined for violations of “Ban the Box” law


According to The Buffalo News , Big Lots and Marshalls have agreed to pay a combined $195K in fines for violating Buffalo’s “Ban the Box” ordinance by including criminal history inquiries on their job applications at their Buffalo stores. Read More

Sporting goods store accused of violating FCRA in new class-action lawsuit


The suit claims that Hibbett Sporting Goods, an Alabama-based sporting goods retailer, violated the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), for failing to comply with the Act’s pre-adverse action requirements. Read More

FTC report provides recommendations to businesses on growing use of big data

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On Jan. 6, 2016, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) released a report titled “ Big Data: A Tool for Inclusion or Exclusion? Understanding the Issues , ” which describes how big data use can run afoul of federal laws and regulations.  Read More

Pa. court strikes state law barring individuals with certain disqualifying convictions from working with elderly

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On Dec. 30, 2015, the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania—one of the state’s two intermediate appellate courts—held that the lifetime employment ban on individuals convicted of certain crimes contained in Sec. 503(a) 1 of the Older Adults Protective Services Act (“Act”) is unconstitutional and unenforceable, and thus enjoined the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania from enforcing the law. Read More

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