The applicant screening industry moves fast. Keep up with our Industry News blog, which presents breaking news items, culled from newspapers and trade publications, relating to legislation, case law, statistics and trends in applicant screening.
Private employers in New York City should note that the city’s Fair Chance Act will go into effect on Tuesday, Oct. 27 . Read More
The U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida approved a settlement of roughly $803K in the case of Speer v. Whole Foods Market Group, Inc., in which the supermarket chain was accused of improper background check notification methods. Read More
In a landmark ruling that immediately impacts thousands of U.S. companies, the European Court of Justice ruled invalid the Safe Harbor Framework (“Framework”) that previously allowed U.S. companies to transfer personal data out of the European Union. Read More
The proposed lawsuit alleged the department store chain violated the Fair Credit Reporting Act when its applications combined criminal record search disclosures with consent and disclosure forms permitting a search of applicants’ credit histories. Read More
Paul Keefe, supervising attorney at the NYC Commission on Human Rights, gave a detailed presentation discussing NYC’s two new background check laws, the Stop Credit Discrimination in Employment Act and the Fair Chance Act. Read More
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