Duty of Employers When Rejecting Candidates Due to Background Screening Results

Duty of Employers When Rejecting Candidates Due to Background Screening Results When employers elect to utilize results of an employment background check in making a hiring decision, they must follow federal law to ensure they are not violating consumer protection rights. This is especially important when rejecting candidates due to background screening results. The Fair Credit…

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TSA Pushes for Removal of Passenger Security Airport Checkpoints

TSA Considers Removing Security Checkpoints At Small Airports The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is discussing the possibility of the removal of passenger security checkpoints at over 150 small to medium-sized airports across the United States. Due to the terrorist attacks that occurred on September 11, 2001, TSA’s presence has been felt in every airport nationwide.…

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Massachusetts Attorney General Fines Employers for Ban-the-Box Violations

Massachusetts Attorney General Fines Employers for Ban-the-Box Violations Attorney General Maura Healey is now enforcing the state of Massachusetts’ “Ban-the-Box” law, which prohibits employers in the state from inquiring about applicants’ previous criminal convictions on the employment application. The investigation of Ban-the-Box violations is aimed at more than 70 businesses from the Cambridge and Boston…

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Target Corporation Successful in Defending Class Action FCRA Lawsuit

Target Corporation Successful in Defending Class Action FCRA Lawsuit In 2015, a job applicant challenged Target Corporation’s disclosure form and filed a putative class action FCRA lawsuit known as Just v. Target Corporation, Case No. 15-cv-04117. This case claimed that Target Corporation’s addition of certain statements in their disclosure and authorization form are not factually related…

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