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Spokeo, a data broker that gathers and sells information profiles on millions of consumers will have to pay $800,000 to settle a Federal Trade Commission (FTC) charge
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Register to attend our CA AB 1825 Sexual Harassment Awareness Training workshop. This training is mandatory for companies. Coming to a city near you: Los Angeles, Sacramento...
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Introduction from the Editor

In this edition of our monthly e-newsletter, we are featuring an article on Spokeo, a data broker that was found to have violated the Fair Credit Reporting Act. Spokeo marketed it services without taking the proper steps to ensure their data selling practices protected consumers under the FCRA.

Our legal alert covers a new law in Vermont that effectively restricts employers from using credit reports in the background screening process. The law which took effect July 1, 2012 only exempts Vermont employers from the new provisions if one or more conditions are applicable.

Finally, our tip of the month discusses the importance of “Fleet Monitoring”, which allows employers to continuously monitor employees’ driving activities.

Please forward our e-newsletter to friends and colleagues who may benefit from our published information.


Cody Farzad,
Vice President/Editor

By Khodadawd “Cody” J. Farzad

Vermont is now the eighth U.S. state to implement a law restricting employers from using applicant credit reports for employment purposes. Senate Bill 95, which will take effect July 1, 2012, only exempts Vermont employers from the new provisions if one or more of the following conditions are applicable: Read More

By Khodadawd “Cody” J. Farzad

Companies that assume liability for employees that are required to drive should implement a process that allows employers to continuously monitor employee driving activities. This type of services is called “Fleet Monitoring”. Fleet Monitoring will not only reduce employer liability but it will ensure that only authorized drivers are operating company vehicles. Read More

By Khodadawd “Cody” J. Farzad

Sexual Harassment Awareness Training SATISFIES THE TRAINING ELEMENTS FOR CALIFORNIA AB 1825. Onsite Workshop or Interactive Webinar Exclusively for Supervisors, Managers, Employees & Business Owners. California law requires employers having 50 or more employees which includes....Read More

By Khodadawd “Cody” J. Farzad

Employers Choice Online, Inc to exhibit at the 2012 Professionals in Human Resources Association Annual Conference being held at the Anaheim Convention Center on August 27-29, 2012...Read More

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