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Deluxe Check Printers Prospective Employee Credit Checks Class Action

Deluxe Corporation and Deluxe Check Printers regularly obtain credit background reports on prospective employees, says the complaint for this class action. However, the complaint alleges that they do this without obtaining providing proper disclosures or obtaining proper authorization. This would be a violation of the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) and as well as California’s  Read more

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Omnicare Background Check Disclosure Forms FCRA Settlement

Omnicare, Inc. is putting up $1.3 million to settle a class action alleging that it did not provide proper disclosure forms to employees or prospective employees who were the subjects of background checks. The complaint claimed that the forms used violated the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), the California Investigative Consumer Reporting Agencies Act, and  Read more

PNC Financial Services Job Applicant Consumer Reports FCRA Class Action

The Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) sets rules for the use of consumer reports by potential employers. The complaint for this class action says that PNC Financial Services, Inc. and PNC Bank, NA violated the FCRA’s Stand-Alone Disclosure Requirement and Pre-Adverse Action Disclosure Requirements.  Read more

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PGT Industries Consumer Report Disclosure and Authorization FCRA Class Action

More and more employers use consumer reports as a means of screening prospective employees. The Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) forbids this practice unless the employer follows the provisions of the law. The complaint for this class action claims that PGT Industries, Inc., a maker of customer windows and doors, did not provide proper disclosure  Read more

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Air Canada Improper Background Check Procedures FCRA Class Action

Companies are permitted to obtain consumer reports or background checks on employees or job applicants unless they follow the requirements of the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). The complaint for this class action alleges that Air Canada did not do so. The complaint claims that Air Canada did not provide subjects of the reports with  Read more

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McDonald’s Disclosure to Obtain Consumer Reports FCRA Class Action

Companies are permitted to use consumer reports to check the backgrounds of potential employees, but only if they follow the requirements in the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FRCA). The complaint for this class action says that McDonald’s Corporation violated the FCRA by not providing a proper disclosure notice and obtaining consent before getting the report.   Read more

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Petco Animal Supplies Consumer Report for Employment FCRA Settlement

Petco is paying over a million dollars to settle a class action that, when obtaining consumer reports on prospective employees, it violated the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) in two ways. First, the complaint says, it did not provide stand-alone disclosure that it was going to obtain the reports. Second, if it took adverse action  Read more

Pepsi Beverages Background Check FCRA Settlement

Bottling Group, LLC, Grayhawk Leasing, LLC, and New Bern Transport Co. have agreed to settle a class action alleging that they violated the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). Specifically, the complaint claims that when undertaking employment background checks, these Pepsi Beverages-related companies did not make the required standalone disclosures to the subjects of the background  Read more

Costco FCRA Employment Settlement

Costco has agreed to settle a class action alleging that it did not give job applicants a standalone disclosure form when asking for background checks on them, as required by the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA).   Read more

24-7 InTouch Background Check FCRA Settlement

Ascenda USA, Inc., doing business as 24-7 InTouch, has agreed to form a settlement fund of over a million dollars to settle a class action alleging that its handling of background checks for prospective employees violated the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). The complaint claims that Ascenda’s Disclosure and Authority to Release Information form contained  Read more