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 »
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Every HR manager has to make hiring decisions, and most of them use employment background checks to help ensure the decisions are the right ones. However, not every hiring manager knows the most important factors that affect how the background screening process works, or how it is limited. Here are 5 things to know that… Read more »
Our clients, the employers who rely on us to perform background checks on their job candidates, often also ask us for advice on how best to convey and explain the process to their prospective employees. We’ve taken the opportunity to create an infographic for this exact purpose. And here’s what we have to say to… Read more »
New rules and regulations are surfacing that make it more important than ever to understand your rights and responsibilities as an employer when it comes to fairness and compliance in the hiring process.
Make no mistake about it: employment law aims to get employers to hire ex-offenders. At the Federal level, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) combine for a one-two punch that targets the outcomes of hiring as well as the hiring process itself.
Here are two major factors that determine the quality and reliability of a background check.
The fact that your organization performs background checks on employees isn’t (and shouldn’t be) a secret. Beyond being a tool you use to evaluate employees and applicants, it’s also a visible way for others to evaluate your organization for their own purposes. For a variety of good reasons, you need to be sure your employment screening process is well-designed, effective, and fair.
There are some facts about hiring you cannot ignore. Keeping these in mind will help you hire employees who will be a good fit in your organization—they may even turn out to be simply good people.
With the proliferation of Ban the Box laws in states and cities across the nation, we thought it would be a good idea to try to summarize the movement.
In the past, lawsuits based on FCRA class action used to be targeted toward the large credit bureaus, but now savvy lawyers are using the regulations to go after all kinds of corporations.