Adverse Action

New York City: New Guidance Issued for Fair Chance Act

According to an advisory released by NAPBS, New York City's Commission on Human Rights has issued updated legal guidance in regards to compliance with the Fair Chance Act and the NYC Human Rights Law. The guidance specifically states that "inquiring" includes conducting a criminal background check (either by the employer or a third party screening […]

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Can hiring ex-offenders make a business more profitable?

A recent article in The Guardian asks this question. EEOC guidance on hiring individuals with a criminal record states that the record must be considered in context. This may be one reason for that line of thinking: more than 65 million people in the United States have a criminal record, and 600,000 inmates are released […]

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New Compliance Initiative Takes Effect 12/1/15

To Our Clients & Partners: In keeping with our dedication to compliance, and due to the recent increase in litigation against employers and CRAs, we will be enacting a new Compliance Initiative which requires some changes to our reporting. Effective December 1, 2015, we will no longer be reporting cases with a disposition of dismissed, […]

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Incorrect Reporting? – Meyer and the National Tenant Network

In a recent case in San Francisco, Harold Meyer claimed that National Tenant Network supplied an incorrect sex offender report to both his employer and landlord and then refused to provide him with a copy of the report. Because of the negative information in the report, Mr. Meyer was denied employment and residency. There are […]

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An EEOC/FTC Guide to Background Checks

During the hiring process, keeping stride with current regulation and compliance can be difficult especially for smaller businesses. There are many considerations including: equality, authorization to release information, adverse action, and record maintenance. Recently, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the Federal Trade Commission jointly published a quick guide for using background checks for pre-employment […]

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New Legislation on the Use of Credit Reports

Just before the holidays Senator Elizabeth Warren introduced a bill that would prohibit the use of credit reports for hiring and adverse action decisions. See the full bill (S. 1837) and more information here.

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Two FCRA Class Action Claims

December 3, 2013 | posted in: Adverse Action, Class Action, FCRA | by

The Superior Court of California of Los Angeles is processing to two class action suits. Both are reminders of the importance to develop and maintain proper procedures under the FCRA guidelines for both CRA's and employers. If you do not have a procedure for Adverse Action in place, please contact us. We can handle Adverse […]

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