Questions and Answers, Fair Credit Reporting Act, what is a criminal background check

Are Criminal Background Checks Subject to the FCRA?

The Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) is a federal law, active since 1970, that regulates the collection and use of infor...

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California Court Allows Web-Based Disclosures

We often report on case law that has the effect of placing more burdens on employers – so we are pleased to report on go...

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Compliance and Legislation, disclosure, class action, Fair Credit Reporting Act

Active FCRA Judge Reaffirms Trend Against Employers in Class Action for Insufficient FCRA Disclosure

As we have previously reported, plaintiffs’ lawyers are pursuing employers in class actions seeking compensation for the...

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Industry News, Fair Credit Reporting Act, USA

Senate Bill Limiting Credit Reports Proposed

If passed, Senate Bill 1837 would prohibit employers from asking employees and prospective employees about their credit ...

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Maine Amends its Fair Credit Reporting Act

Maine amended its Fair Credit Reporting Act by repealing Title 10, Chapter 210 and enacting Title 10, Chapter 209-B of i...

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CFPB Updates Summary of Rights, etc, Again

  Effective January 1, 2013, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has made updates to three items that the Fe...

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Employer Sued in Class Action for Inadequate Disclosures and Notices

As we previously reported, plaintiffs’ lawyers are targeting employers in class actions based on violations of the Fair ...

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Compliance and Legislation, Fair Credit Reporting Act, CFPB, summary of rights

CFPB Updates Summary of Rights Under FCRA

  Effective January 1, 2013, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has made updates to the Summary of Rights t...

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Industry News, Fair Credit Reporting Act, school transport

backgroundchecks.com Legislation and Compliance Update - Employers Settle FCRA Documentation Class Actions for $5.9 Million

First Transit and First Student are apparently related companies that provide transportation services to school. They re...

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Compliance and Legislation, disclosure, class action, Fair Credit Reporting Act

District Court Allows Class Action Suit Based On Technical Failures to Comply with FCRA

A federal district court recently certified a class action against an employer based on arguable, but technical, failure...

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