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Consumer reporting agencies for FCRA purposes may include more companies than you realize

USA - December 2 2014 Two recently filed lawsuits alleging violations of the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) signal that the definition of a "consumer reporting agency"…

$4 million settlement in Dollar General background check class action tentatively approved

USA - November 12 2014 A Virginia court has tentatively approved a proposed settlement between retailer Dollar General and a nationwide class of job applicants. The…

Aaron's alleged to have violated FCRA in employment practices

USA - July 23 2014 A complaint filed in a Georgia federal court contains allegations that Aaron's Inc. violated the Fair Credit Reporting Act ("FCRA") by refusing to…

Eric M.D. Zion.

NLRB Judge strikes Hooters franchise social media policy

USA - June 16 2014 An Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) for the National Labor Relations Board recently ruled that a Hooters franchise unlawfully fired a waitress who…

Oklahoma and Louisiana restrict employer access to social media

USA - June 11 2014 Oklahoma and Louisiana became the latest states to limit employer access to personal social media accounts of employees or job applicants. Oklahoma's…

Eric M.D. Zion.