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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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The Ninth Circuit Adopts an Expansive Reading of the FCRA's Provision Governing Background Check Disclosures

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BY ROD M. FLIEGEL ON JANUARY 29, 2019 This article was originally published on Littler Mendelson's website.  Click here to read the original article . Read More

Court rules FCRA protections for consumer reports do not extend to independent contractors

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The decision provides further insight for employers and background screening companies on background screening for independent contractors – an issue which has previously lacked clear guidance. Read More

New Orleans Passes "Ban the Box" Ordinance for City Contractor Employment Applications

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Starting in March 2019, contractors doing work for the city of New Orleans will no longer be permitted to ask applicants about their criminal histories on job applications. Read More

Furniture Retailer Agrees to Revise Background Check Policy, Reinforcing Importance of Complying with EEOC Enforcement Guidance

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The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and Rooms To Go, a large furniture retailer, have reached a voluntary conciliation agreement to resolve allegations of race discrimination raised as a result of the company's background screening policies. Read More

Federal Appeals Court Backs Federally Regulated Employer in Suit Alleging Auto-Exclusion Criminal Record Policy Violated Title VII

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The Eighth Circuit rejected an appeal from a putative class of minority workers who alleged that a federally regulated bank violated Title VII of the Civil Rights Act when it failed to sponsor waivers to overcome a federal law that bars certain former criminals from working for FDIC-backed banks. Read More

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