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Avoiding The Pitfalls Of Pre-Employment Background Checks

Law360 (March 6, 2018, 11:16 AM EST) -- A federal judge in the Middle District of Florida has allowed a class action to proceed against Amazon, on allegations that Amazon engaged in unfair pre-employment background check practices. The cases, Hargrett v. Amazon.com and Austin v. Amazon DEDC LLC (Hargrett)[1], which involve alleged technical violations of the Fair Credit Report Act, highlight the many and varied compliance challenges that employers face when conducting pre-employment background checks.

Employee Background Checks and the FCRA

Pre-employment background checks are often used by employers to screen job candidates for...
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