Oct 24 2019

Beyond “Ban the Box”: Salary History Ban Passed in New York State

At this point, you may be familiar with the recent trend of “ban the box” laws popping up throughout many states and cities. Typically enacted by state or local governments, these laws often prevent...

Oct 17 2019

The Ninth Circuit’s Take on Background Check Disclosures

The legal landscape surrounding background checks seems to be constantly changing. With the multitude of Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) lawsuits filed recently, courts have had the opportunity to interpret many provisions of the...

Oct 08 2019

Consumer Reports & Investigative Consumer Reports: Separate Disclosures?

We’ve previously talked about one keystone obligation of employers under the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), background check disclosures and authorizations. Before requesting a background check on an applicant, the employer has to share...

Oct 02 2019

City Laws Matter Too: Columbia, SC Enacts “Ban the Box”

Keeping track of the laws impacting the hiring process can be a challenge for any employer. In addition to federal regulations, like the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), state and even local laws can...

Sep 12 2019

Is Your FCRA Summary of Rights Document Up-to-Date?

As an employer that conducts background checks, you’re probably familiar with the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) and know that there are certain obligations you may have under it (as well as under...

Sep 05 2019

Delta Airlines Settles FCRA Disclosure & Authorization Class Action Lawsuit for $2.3 Million

Employers should be wary of the increasing number of Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) lawsuits brought against them. The FCRA is full of potential obligations for employers that obtain FCRA regulated background reports (called...

Sep 01 2019

“Ban the Box” Comes to Colorado

By now, you have likely heard of “Ban the Box” laws. Typically enacted by state or local governments, these laws often prevent employers from asking about an applicant’s criminal history early in the hiring...

Aug 31 2019

Form I-9 Update

Employers need to complete a Form I-9 for all newly hired employees to verify their identities and authorization to work in the United States. However, keeping track of all versions of the Form can...

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