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ESR News Blog Reviews Top Stories about Background Screening in 2019


With 2019 drawing to a close and new decade beginning, the ESR News Blog – which is published every weekday by leading global background check provider Employment Screening Resources® (ESR) – is looking back at some of the top stories about background screening from the past year.

Major Air Line to Pay $2.3 Million to Settle Background Check Lawsuit for Alleged FCRA Violations: On January 3, 2019, a major U.S. airline agreed to pay $2.3 million to settle a class action lawsuit that claimed the airline allegedly failed to provide job applicants with a “standalone” background check disclosure in violation of the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) and related California state laws.

SHRM “Getting Talent Back to Work” Initiative Helps Ex-Offenders with Criminal Records Find Jobs: On January 27, 2019, the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) – the world’s largest HR professional society representing 300,000 members in more than 165 countries – announced the launch of the SHRM Getting Talent Back to Work national initiative that champions the hiring of ex-offenders with criminal records, an untapped talent pool that has traditionally been shut out of the labor market.

Court Rules FCRA Prohibits All Extraneous Information in Background Check Disclosure Forms: On January 29, 2019, the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals issued an opinion in a case that the federal FCRA prohibits any and all extraneous information in required FCRA background check disclosures, even information about rights under state laws.

GAO Report Recommends Stronger Oversight of CRAs to Protect Consumers against Data Breaches: On March 29, 2019, U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Chairman of the House Oversight and Reform Committee Elijah Cummings (D-MD) released the findings of a report entitled “Actions Needed to Strengthen Oversight of Consumer Reporting Agencies” that focused on federal regulation of Consumer Reporting Agencies (CRAs) and made recommendations for protecting consumer information against data breaches. FULL BLOG ARTICLE

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