Avoiding The Pitfalls Of Pre-Employment Background Checks
By Alicia Samolis and Matthew MitchellMarch 6, 2018, 11:16 AM EST
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), 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...