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Court Dismisses Background Check Lawsuit Against Sandoval, Laxalt

A judge recently dismissed a lawsuit claiming that Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval and Attorney General Adam Laxait did not do enough to enforce a law to expand background checks on gun sales. The Background Act Check, approved by voters in 2016, was never implemented because Laxait determined that it could not be enforced as written. […]

South Carolinas Expansion of its Criminal History Expungement Laws

The South Carolina General Assembly recently passed legislation that will expand the states current expungement law and allow individuals to more easily remove criminal convictions from their records. While ban the box laws prohibit employers from asking applicants about their criminal record on job applications, the new law will make it easier for persons to […]

Social Security Administration to Resume Social Security Mismatch Letter Notification Program in 2019

The Social Security Administration (SSA) will restart its mismatch letter notification program. Formally titled Employer Correction Requests, the SSA notifies employers that the social security number (SSN) and name reported for one or more employees does not match SSA records. The letters will instruct employers to register for the Business Services Online (BSO) database, which […]

EEOC Sues Kansas School District for Paying Female Principal Less Than Male Principals

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission recently filed a lawsuit alleging that a Kansas school district violated federal law by paying women and men unequally for jobs with the same required skill, effort and responsibility. When Julie Rosenquist was hired by Unified School District 245 LeRoy-Gridley (USD 245) as a principal, she was making only […]

Certificate of Relief Reducing Employer Exposure for Hiring Employees with Certain Criminal Convictions

In an effort to assist individuals convicted of certain crimes during their reintegration into society, the North Carolina General Assembly enacted An Act to Amend the Law Regarding a Certificate of Relief for Criminal Convictions (the Act). Effective December 1, 2018, the Act allows any individual who is convicted of not more than three Class […]

Vermont Passes First Law to Crack Down on Data Brokers

Data brokers in the state of Vermont will now have to register as such with the state, take standard security measures and notify authorities of security breaches. In addition, using their data for criminal purposes is now its own actionable offense. These data brokers collect information on people from as many sources as possible, buying […]

The Spokeo Chronicles: Another Tentative Background Check Win for Kroger Subsidiary

A magistrate judge in the U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon has made recommendations to dismiss both Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) allegations against Kroger subsidiary Fred Meyer. The class action alleges that the retailers background check process for prospective employees violates the Act by failing to properly disclose that a report will […]

St. Louis Bans the Box to Help Ex-Offenders Find County Jobs

St. Louis County has joined other area governments that have enacted ban the box policies, prohibiting employers from asking job applicants about their criminal histories in their initial employment applications. The executive order, signed by St. Louis County Executive Steve Stenger, asks the county director of administration and director of personnel to remove criminal history […]

Pennsylvania Governor Wolf Issues Executive Order Attempting to Address Pay Inequality

In June, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf signed Executive Order 2018-18-03, which addresses the gender pay gap in the state. All state agencies under the governors jurisdiction have been directed to: No longer inquire about a job applicants current compensation or compensation history at any stage during the hiring process; base salaries on job responsibilities, position […]

Ninth Circuit Rules CRA Cannot be Held Liable Under FCRA for Customers Misuse of Information

The Ninth Circuit ruled in May that an end-users misuse of reported information does not render a credit reporting agencys report inaccurate for purposes of liability under the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). The court affirmed the district courts grant of summary judgment in the putative class action case brought against a national credit reporting […]

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