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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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New York City “Bans the Box”

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New York City enacted Int. 0318-2014, i.e. the Fair Chance Act (the “Act”), into law, barring employers from inquiring into a job applicant’s criminal history until a conditional offer of employment has been made. Read More

FINRA publishes overview and expectations for CRD Public Records Validation initiative

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In April 2014, FINRA announced that it would conduct a review of public records available for the entire population of active registered representatives for financial or criminal disclosures that may not have been reported. Read More

Class action accuses Sears of using improper background check disclosure forms

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The chain of American department stores allegedly failed to clearly and conspicuously disclose that they would be obtaining consumer reports on applicants for employment purposes – a violation of the Fair Credit Reporting Act. Read More

Lawsuit filed against Chipotle for FCRA violations

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The popular chain restaurant is being sued after allegations that it failed to provide the plaintiff with a copy of his consumer report after making adverse decisions regarding his employment based on information found in his criminal background check. Read More

Ruling claims Connecticut drug testing laws apply only to urinalysis drug tests

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The ruling was made in the case of Schofield v. Loureiro Engineering Associates, Inc., in which the plaintiff was terminated as a result of a pre-employment hair analysis drug test – a practice that he claimed was a violation of state drug testing laws. Read More

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