Posts Tagged: Fair Credit Reporting Act

In Other Non-News, 5% of Employment Credit Reports Have Errors

Employment credit reports have been in the spotlight in recent years as states battle over whether employers should evaluate workers on the basis of their creditworthiness. Employers routinely use credit reports—for financially sensitive positions and alongside other background screening measures—to assess a candidate’s financial responsibility and potential risk. One argument being played out in the… Read more »

3 Questions that Can Keep Your Background Screening Practices off the Front Page

Unfortunately, the old adage, “There is no such thing as bad publicity” doesn’t always ring true. In today’s tight job market, the slightest hint of an unfair hiring practice will travel fast into the headlines and even faster into the courtroom. The recent could-be class action case against Advance Auto exemplifies what can happen if… Read more »

The Days of Raw Criminal Database Reporting Are Waning

The human resources community and the employment screening industry have been buzzing lately about the second largest Fair Credit Reporting Act settlement penalty in history recently handed down to a background screening provider for multiple FCRA violations.  The $2.6M settlement sent a resounding message that the practice of putting a name in a system and… Read more »

Domino’s Pizza and Capital One Taking Heat from Alleged FCRA Violations

Law firm Nichols Caster announced last week that former Domino’s Pizza employees will be allowed to proceed with putative class action against the company for alleged background check violations. According to the Nichols Caster press release, the United States District Court denied Defendant Domino’s Pizza’s motion to dismiss the case of Singleton, et al., v…. Read more »

Following FCRA Regulations is Smart for Employers

If you’re conducing employment background checks you should understand how the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) will affect you. Whether operating a small business or a managing a large enterprise, it is prudent, if not required, that you follow FCRA regulations for employment background screening. And guess what? Since these rules are designed to protect… Read more »