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Gainesville First City in Florida to Pass Fair Chance Hiring Law Restricting Private Employers’ Use of Criminal History

USA - February 1 2023 The city of Gainesville has passed a Fair Chance Hiring law governing an employer’s use and consideration of a job applicant’s criminal history in…

Chad Joseph Kaldor, William J. Simmons

Reports About the Wholesale Demise of Claims Against Employers Under the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) are Premature

USA - January 17 2023 Lawsuits against employers under the FCRA show no signs of abating in 2023, including nationwide class actions. Employers can fortify efforts to…

Wendy Buckingham

Upcoming Changes in California’s Law Regarding Criminal Background Checks

USA - January 5 2023 California’s Civil Rights Council has issued draft revisions to FEHA regulations governing an employer’s use and consideration of a job applicant’s…

Alice H. Wang

Governor’s Veto Will Likely Result in Continued Delayed or Non-Performable Background Checks in California

USA - October 6 2022 A May 2021 court decision in California, All of Us or None v. Hamrick, caused significant background check delays in some California county courts…

Wendy Buckingham, William J. Simmons

New Opinion Allowing Plaintiff to Present His Class Action Willful FCRA Claims to a Jury Reinforces Need to Remain Vigilant About FCRA Compliance

USA - April 21 2022 The Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) is a federal law that governs employment-related background checks. Most lawsuits asserting Federal Claims…