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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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Washington D.C.’s “Ban the Box” law strongly enforced in its first full year

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Over 400 individuals alleged a violation of D.C.’s Fair Criminal Record Screening Amendment Act—legislation otherwise known as “Ban the Box”—in the law’s first full year on the books, according the District of Columbia’s Office of Human Rights (OHR).  Read More

Home Depot resolves FCRA claims for $3M

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The resolution comes as a result of a 2013 lawsuit alleging the home improvement warehouse store’s job applications used disclosure and authorization forms that contained extraneous information. Read More

Court reinstates background checks for professors at state universities in Pennsylvania

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A judge ruled that faculty members at Pennsylvania’s 14 state universities who teach 100-level courses must resume completing criminal background and child abuse clearance checks as required by a State System of Higher Education policy. Read More

FCRA case filings increased significantly in 2015

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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

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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

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