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Justice Department Settles Immigration-related Discrimination Claim Against An Employment Group

The Justice Department today reached an agreement with an employment group, based in Salt Lake City resolving claims that the company violated the anti-discrimination provision of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA). The department’s investigation confirmed allegations made by a … Continue reading

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North Carolina Bars Employers from Asking about Expunged Criminal Records

Some states have passed laws restricting how employers may use an applicant’s criminal record in making job decisions. Some states prohibit employers from considering older offenses. Some states prohibit employers from asking about arrest records or records that have been … Continue reading

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Nevada Becomes The Tenth State To Prohibit The Use Of Consumer Credit Reports Or Other Credit Information For Employment Purposes

Senator Parks introduced Nevada’s Senate Bill 127 on February 18, 2013, which was intended to, among other things, “prohibit employers from conditioning employment on a consumer credit report or other credit information.” Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval signed the bill into … Continue reading

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Colorado Becomes Ninth State to Prohibits Use of Consumer Credit Information in Employment

Colorado recently became the ninth state to prohibit employers from using credit information for employment purposes. In the last few years, eight other states have also passed laws which, subject to few exceptions, regulate ban employers’ ability to use credit … Continue reading

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New FCRA Forms Required by January 1, 2013

According to regulations from the Consumer Financial Protection Board (CFPB), three essential forms mandated by the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) used in the background screening process must be modified by January 1, 2013. The forms must be changed … Continue reading

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Employment Background Screening Company to Pay $2.6 Million Penalty for Multiple Violations of the Fair Credit Reporting Act

An employment background screening company that provides consumer reports to companies nationwide will pay $2.6 million to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that it violated the Fair Credit Reporting Act by failing to use reasonable procedures to assure the maximum possible … Continue reading

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Illinois Social Networking Privacy Bill Heads to Governor

Illinois lawmakers recently sent a bill to prevent employers from requesting access to social networking sites to Governor Pat Quinn, who said he would consider signing it. Pending the Governor’s approval, the bill would make Illinois the second state, following … Continue reading

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Massachusetts Issues Final Regulations Governing Criminal Background Checks

The Massachusetts Department of Criminal Justice Information Services (DCJIS) recently issued final regulations to accompany the Massachusetts Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) law. The law, which was passed in August 2010, significantly changed the way in which employers screen the … Continue reading

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New Jersey Bill Seek to Prohibit Employers from Requiring or Obtaining Credit Checks

On May 31, 2012, the Senate approved a bill (S455) that would prohibit employers from seeking credit checks on employees or applicants under most circumstances. The bill now heads to the Assembly for its consideration, where the bill already has several … Continue reading

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Michigan Joins Other States to Ban Requiring Social Media Passwords

House Bill 5523, introduced by Reps. Aric Nesbitt and Paul Opsommer, would bar employers and educational institutions from requiring employees, job applicants, students and prospective students to disclose their passwords, usernames or log-in information to social networking sites. The bill … Continue reading

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