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The applicant screening industry moves fast. Keep up with our Industry News blog, which presents breaking news items, culled from newspapers and trade publications, relating to legislation, case law, statistics and trends in applicant screening. 

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Court dismisses proposed FCRA lawsuit citing Spokeo ruling

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A proposed class-action lawsuit against Time Warner Cable was dismissed by a Wisconsin federal court, finding that the job applicant could not show he had suffered “concrete harm.” Read More

Banning inquiries into salary histories an emerging trend in employment-related legislation

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Massachusetts recently became the first state to ban employers from asking about applicants’ prior salaries and other state legislatures may soon follow suit. Read More

Sprint settles suit over background check authorization forms

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The telecommunications company reached a settlement over accusations it violated the Fair Credit Reporting Act by requiring applicants to sign a background check authorization form that included “a vast and limitless release of information.” Read More

Illinois revises law to eliminate automatic disqualifiers for employment in schools

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HB 4360 revised the state’s school code to no longer bar those who have been convicted of certain nonviolent drug offenses from working in schools throughout the state. Read More

Judge allows class-action suit against background screening company to proceed

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A federal judge certified a class of job applicants who claim a third-party background screening firm violated the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act by unlawfully including obsolete criminal history information in their consumer reports. Read More

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