California District Court Tentatively Approves $5.7 Million Dollar Settlement for Improperly Disclosed Pre-Employment Credit Checks

By | 2016-05-28T11:07:32+00:00 May 28th, 2016|Consumer Class Actions, Employment Law, Fair Credit Reporting Act, FCRA|

Aceves, Jr., et al. v. AutoZone, Inc., Case No. 5:14-cv-02032, alleges violations of the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (“FCRA”), the California Consumer Credit Reporting Agencies Act (“CCRAA”), and the California Investigative Consumer Reporting Agencies Act (“ICRAA”), all stemming from allegations that AutoZone improperly used credit checks during its hiring process. Specifically, the plaintiffs (a [...]

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Court of Appeal Revives California Background Check Law

By | 2015-08-14T10:09:47+00:00 August 14th, 2015|Fair Credit Reporting Act, FCRA|

On Wednesday, August 12, 2015, the California Court of Appeal, Second Appellate District, upheld the constitutionality of The Investigative Consumer Reporting Agencies Act ("ICRAA"), Civ. Code 1786, et seq.  The ICRAA governs agencies with regard to investigative consumer reports, e.g., reports containing information on a consumer's character, general reputation, personal characteristics, or mode of living.  The [...]

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Did Your Employer Conduct a Background Check?

By | 2017-05-24T20:28:19+00:00 June 22nd, 2015|Employment Law, Fair Credit Reporting Act, FCRA|

Employers routinely conduct background checks on job applicants.  These background checks include contacting former employers to pulling credit reports and criminal records. However, in order to lawfully conduct a background check, employers are required to comply with strict statutory requirements, such as obtaining your written authorization prior to conducting the background check.  The law that [...]

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