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Frito-Lay Agrees To Pay $2.4M In Background Check Action

Law360 (April 13, 2018, 5:34 PM EDT) -- A former Frito-Lay Inc. employee asked a California federal judge Friday for preliminary approval of a $2.4 million settlement to end a proposed class action saying the company violated the Fair Credit Reporting Act by failing to properly disclose its use of consumer reports when conducting background checks of job applicants.

Lead plaintiff Marcus Chism in his motion for settlement said he engaged in arm’s-length negotiations with Frito-Lay, and the parties reached an agreement following two mediation sessions. Those sessions resulted in an agreed-upon gross settlement...
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