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. 

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Court rules that sending copy of background check report satisfies FCRA requirement


A Pennsylvania district court found that an employer’s pre-adverse notification requirement only extends as far as sending the letter to the applicant and that confirming receipt of the letter is not considered part of the employer’s obligation. Read More

Rules and regulations published by the Los Angeles Department of Public Works clarify city’s “Ban the Box” terms and conditions


To prepare for the summer deadline, the department issued a guide to educate employers about the meaning of certain terms and aspects used in the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance.  Read More

Settlement discussions continue for McDonald’s applicants in lawsuit over FCRA violations


The plaintiffs in a suit against a McDonald’s restaurant operator are requesting final approval for a settlement amount of $950,000. Read More

Presidential memorandum directs DOL to examine its “Fiduciary Duty Rule”


On Feb. 3, 2017, President Trump sent a memorandum to the U.S. Department of Labor, directing it to “prepare an updated economic and legal analysis” to determine whether its final “Fiduciary Duty Rule” is likely to harm investors, disrupt the industry or cause an increase in litigation and the price of advice. Read More

Kentucky “bans the box” from state job applications


Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin signed an executive order that will remove questions about criminal history from the initial application for state jobs in the executive branch. Read More

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