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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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Big Lots the latest retail chain to be hit with FCRA class action

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Following the likes of retailers such as Sears and Home Depot, Big Lots is accused of violating the Fair Credit Reporting Act for its failure to provide “standalone” disclosures prior to obtaining third-party consumer reports on applicants. Read More

Pennsylvania amends law requiring background checks for employees and volunteers who have direct contact with children, including an exemption for higher education employees

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The Pennsylvania legislature has passed—and Gov. Tom Wolf has signed— H.B. 1276 to amend the state’s Child Protective Services Law and Act 153 which was originally signed into law last October.  Read More

$605K fine levied against company for I-9 violations

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The Office of the Chief Administrative Hearing Officer (OCAHO) imposed the fine against an event design and production company after an I-9 enforcement audit uncovered a bevy of violations. Read More

Chuck E. Cheese to pay $1.75M to settle class action over background checks

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The settlement comes as a result of allegations that the company’s background check authorization forms violated the federal Fair Credit Reporting and California Investigative Consumer Reporting Agencies Acts. Read More

New York City “Bans the Box”

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New York City enacted Int. 0318-2014, i.e. the Fair Chance Act (the “Act”), into law, barring employers from inquiring into a job applicant’s criminal history until a conditional offer of employment has been made. Read More

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