Weathering the Sea Change in Fair Credit Reporting Act Litigation in 2014

In 2013, the ballooning number of employment class actions illuminated the sea change in Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) litigation.  The FCRA was enacted in 1970 during President Nixon's administration, and is hardly in its adolescence.  FCRA claims against employers, even class action lawsuits, are far from novel.  Historically, though, such employment claims were infrequent and did not distract the plaintiff's bar from the feeding frenzy provided by wage and hour laws.  Now, the storm clouds undoubtedly are gathering under the FCRA, and thus the investment by employers in fortifying their FCRA compliance is likely to pay substantial dividends. Continue reading this article here.

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