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Insight
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July 17, 2017

California Court Certifies FCRA Class of Over 40,000 Applicants

A court's recent certification of a class of applicants in an FCRA action serves as a reminder of the importance of vigilance with regard to FCRA compliance.

ASAP
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July 14, 2017

EEOC's Race Discrimination Suit Against Janitorial Company Includes Background Check Allegations

The filing of a new discrimination lawsuit by the EEOC answers the question whether, after five years of intensive scrutiny, employers can breathe a sigh of relief in terms of screening job applicants based on criminal records.

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June 30, 2017

Federal District Court Holds Employer to its Promise in FCRA “Pre-Adverse Action” Notice

A federal court in Wisconsin recently held that an employer potentially violated the FCRA when it provided the employee with fewer days to dispute information contained in the report than the number of days provided in the adverse action notice.

WPI Report
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June 27, 2017

July Is the New January: Beware of Employment Regulations About to Take Effect

As we close out the first half of the year, July ushers in numerous changes in labor and employment law.

Insight
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May 6, 2017

"Who Can It Be Now?" New York's Highest Court Explains Who May Be Liable For Discrimination Based On A Criminal Conviction

A court in New York recently provided answers to questions regarding who may be liable under the state’s fair employment law for discrimination based on an individual’s conviction record.

Insight
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May 2, 2017

FTC Issues "Advice" on Background Check Disclosure and Authorization Forms

On April 28, 2017, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) issued a blog article entitled “Background checks on prospective employees: Keep required disclosures simple.”

WPI Report
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May 1, 2017

WPI State of the States — Legislative Proposals Are Taking Root

This month’s State of the States highlights some of the prominent trends demonstrated by the bills that are advancing across the nation.

Insight
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April 26, 2017

New Changes to Massachusetts Regulations on Criminal History Checks

Massachusetts recently issued amended regulations governing use of the Department of Criminal Justice Information Services' (DCJIS) database of information. These changes will impact employers that obtain criminal records provided by the DCJIS.

WPI Report
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March 31, 2017

State of the States — Legislative Action Heats Up

As we turn the calendar to April, state legislatures are starting to hit their stride. Bills introduced earlier this year continue to advance, with more than 400 labor and employment-related measures remaining under consideration across the nation.

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March 12, 2017

California Lawmakers Introduce Statewide Ban-the-Box Law

California assembly members recently introduced a bill containing new state-wide restrictions on an employer’s ability to make pre-hire and other employment decisions based on an applicant or employee’s criminal records, including a ban-the-box component.

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