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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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European Court of Justice invalidates U.S.-EU Safe Harbor Framework

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In a landmark ruling that immediately impacts thousands of U.S. companies, the European Court of Justice ruled invalid the Safe Harbor Framework (“Framework”) that previously allowed U.S. companies to transfer personal data out of the European Union. Read More

Judge dismisses class action accusing Kohl’s of improper background checks

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The proposed lawsuit alleged the department store chain violated the Fair Credit Reporting Act when its applications combined criminal record search disclosures with consent and disclosure forms permitting a search of applicants’ credit histories. Read More

NYC Commission on Human Rights gives presentation on the city’s new background check laws

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Paul Keefe, supervising attorney at the NYC Commission on Human Rights, gave a detailed presentation discussing NYC’s two new background check laws, the Stop Credit Discrimination in Employment Act and the Fair Chance Act. Read More

Chipotle the target of nationwide class action for alleged FCRA violations

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The restaurant chain allegedly veiled their background check disclosure and failed to provide applicants with written summaries of their rights under the Fair Credit Reporting Act and a method to request a copy of their background report. Read More

BMW settles EEOC law suit for $1.6 million

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In addition to the million dollar settlement, BMW will also provide job opportunities to the victims of what the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission called a background check policy that disproportionately affected African-Americans. Read More

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