Wal-Mart Withholds Background Check Info, Suit Says

Law360, New York (May 25, 2012, 4:35 PM EDT) -- Wal-Mart Stores Inc. was on Thursday sued in New Jersey federal court by a proposed class of potential workers who allege the retail giant violated consumer protection law by failing to properly disclose information related to the criminal background checks it runs on job applicants.

Jerry Landry and Joey Haynes said in their putative class action that Wal-Mart maintains a companywide policy of failing to gives its prospective employees either the necessary disclosures related to its background checks or an opportunity to dispute the findings, as...
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