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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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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

Nevada law repeals seven-year criminal conviction reporting restriction

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Senate Bill 409, which goes into effect immediately, “removes the prohibition against disclosing a record of conviction of a crime which is more than 7 years old, meaning that there is no limitation of time for which such a record may be disclosed.” Read More

Café chain fails to properly notify applicants of background check policies

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According to Law360.com, International Coffee & Tea LLC, the operators of Coffee Bean stores , stands accused of failing to inform applicants of its background check policies and neglecting to obtain their authorization prior to running background checks. Read More

Cook County, Illinois restricts credit consideration in hiring decisions

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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

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