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- CFPB Imposes $13 Million FCRA Consent Order on Large Consumer Reporting Agencies Due to Employment Background Check Practices
On October 29, 2015, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (“CFPB”) announced the settlement of an enforcement action against two affiliated consumer
reporting agencies under the Fair Credit Reporting Act (“FCRA”) based on these companies’ employment background screening practices. READ MORE
- Obama Issues Executive Order to “Ban the Box” on Federal Agency Employment Applications
On October 2, President Obama announced a new executive order that prevents federal agencies from making job-applicants reveal they have a criminal record as part of his overall criminal justice reform effort. READ MORE
- Background Check Company’s $4.75 Million Class Action Settlement Obtains Final Approval in SDNY
On November 13, a New York federal judge granted final approval to a $4.75 million settlement between background check company Sterling Infosystems, Inc. and a class of Dish Network, LLC satellite television installers. READ MORE
- Dish Network Fights Class Certification After Background Check Company Settles Claims
After a settlement involving claims against Sterling Infosystems, Inc. received final approval, Dish Network, LLC (Dish) continued to fight class certification against satellite television installers who have accused Dish of violating the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) regarding its use of background checks. READ MORE
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