Posts Tagged: FCRA

When, Why, and How to Check Your Job Applicant’s Credit History

A few years ago, in the aftermath of the deep recession, a lot of ordinary citizens suffered financial losses that damaged their credit history. One reaction to this was a concern that employers would use credit history in making hiring decisions, potentially unfairly discriminating against otherwise responsible candidates. Several states did pass laws regulating how… Read more »

How to Train Your HR Team on Background Screening

Your HR staff may or may not understand the complex issues surrounding background screening. However, it is important to know how regulatory compliance, risk management, and basic fair hiring practices shape the screening process, and to design your procedures to comply. Failing to train your staff can lead to hiring mistakes, costly lawsuits, or even… Read more »

Ruling Protects Employers from FCRA Privacy Right Violation Claims

In the March 2017 Dilday v. DirectTV decision from the Eastern District Court of Virginia, employers received some relief from lawsuits for certain technical violations of the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). Of special importance, the court rejected the notion that plaintiff Dilday suffered harm based on the argument that his right to privacy… Read more »

Getting Started with Continuous Employment Screening

Times change. People change. Sometimes employees’ circumstances change in ways that transform their suitability for their jobs, and sometimes, the employees themselves undergo changes that affect their job performance for better or worse. A large majority of employers use employment screening to help select the right employees for a job during the hiring process. Increasingly,… Read more »

What Does Dismissal of the Lyft Class Action Suit Mean for You?

A California federal judge recently dismissed a class action lawsuit against Lyft for alleged violations of the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) in NOKCHAN, v. LYFT, INC., Case No. 15-cv-03008-JCS. The judge ruled that the plaintiffs did not have standing based on the Supreme Court’s decision in Spokeo, Inc. v. Robbins which stated that plaintiffs… Read more »