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.
Class action accuses Sears of using improper background check disclosure forms
The chain of American department stores allegedly failed to clearly and conspicuously disclose that they would be obtaining consumer reports on applicants for employment purposes – a violation of the Fair Credit Reporting Act. Read More
Lawsuit filed against Chipotle for FCRA violations
The popular chain restaurant is being sued after allegations that it failed to provide the plaintiff with a copy of his consumer report after making adverse decisions regarding his employment based on information found in his criminal background check. Read More
Ruling claims Connecticut drug testing laws apply only to urinalysis drug tests
The ruling was made in the case of Schofield v. Loureiro Engineering Associates, Inc., in which the plaintiff was terminated as a result of a pre-employment hair analysis drug test – a practice that he claimed was a violation of state drug testing laws. Read More
Nevada law repeals seven-year criminal conviction reporting restriction
Senate Bill 409, which goes into effect immediately, “removes the prohibition against disclosing a record of conviction of a crime which is more than 7 years old, meaning that there is no limitation of time for which such a record may be disclosed.” Read More
Café chain fails to properly notify applicants of background check policies
According to Law360.com, International Coffee & Tea LLC, the operators of Coffee Bean stores , stands accused of failing to inform applicants of its background check policies and neglecting to obtain their authorization prior to running background checks. Read More
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