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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 cautions employers regarding mandatory disclosures of prescription drug use

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The Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals recently ruled that an employer’s substance abuse program made an impermissible medical inquiry under the American with Disabilities Act (ADA) when it asked an employee to disclose all prescription drugs he was taking. Read More

Proposed class-action suit filed against Sodexo for alleged FCRA violations

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Food services and facilities management company, Sodexo, faces claims that it violated both the disclosure and pre-adverse action requirements of the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). Read More

New York City set to ban employers from asking about salary history

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The New York City Council is expected to vote on and approve a bill that will prohibit all of the city’s private employers from asking job applicants about their salary histories. Read More

Judge tosses FCRA suit against food and beverage giant

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A federal judge ruled that Mondelez Global’s online application violated the Fair Credit Reporting Act’s standalone disclosure requirement but the technical violation alone was insufficient for the plaintiff to establish standing. Read More

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

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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

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