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.
Cook County, Illinois restricts credit consideration in hiring decisions
Illinois’ largest county enacted a bill that will limit employers’ ability to inquire about or otherwise consider a current or prospective employee’s credit standing when making employment decisions. Read More
Class action accuses Hertz of unauthorized background checks
The car rental giant allegedly procured consumer reports on job applicants without their consent and used those checks to systematically disqualify those same individuals from job consideration without providing them copies of the results, according to Law360.com. Read More
Pennsylvania governor waives background check fees for volunteers
Gov. Tom Wolf announced that volunteers who wish to work with children will no longer have to pay the $20 fee for required child-abuse clearances and criminal background checks, according to PennLive.com Read More
Dollar Tree the latest retailer to land FCRA class-action lawsuit
According to Law360.com , the discount variety store allegedly botched their background check disclosure forms according to the suit filed in a Florida federal court. Read More
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