50 percent of the information provided in FBI background checks may be inaccurate, a bill has been introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives – ‘H.R. 2865 – Fairness and Accuracy in Employment Background Checks Act of 2013’ – seeking to provide safeguards and improve the current system. Sponsored by Representative Robert C. “Bobby” Scott (D-VA),…

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For example, the carrier Swift Transportation has found itself back under the legal microscope recently with a class action lawsuit being filed against it in a Virginia federal court. The lawsuit claims the company failed to tell more than 10,000 people who applied for jobs they can access the same information as the company for…

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FTC’s complaint alleges, among other things, that Certegy did not follow proper dispute procedures. The complaint further alleges that Certegy failed to follow reasonable procedures to assure maximum possible accuracy of the information it provided to its merchant clients, as required by the FCRA. “Inaccurate information in a consumer reporting agency’s file can have a…

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The documents, which the Post claims it received earlier this summer from NSA leaker Edward Snowden, detail how the controversial agency has crossed the line many times over in its collection of massive amounts of data from around the world. Despite repeated claims by officials that the NSA does not spy on Americans, the Post reports…

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For many employers, conducting a criminal history or credit record background check on a potential employee is a rational and legitimate component of a reasonable hiring process. The reasons for conducting such checks are obvious. Employers have a clear incentive to avoid hiring employees who have a proven tendency to defraud or steal from their…

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the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported this month. The number of unemployed persons dropped to 11.5 million. Employment rose in retail trade, food and drinking places, professional and business services, financial activities, and wholesale trade during July 2013. Over the prior 12 months, employment growth has averaged 189,000 jobs per month. Among specific industries, the…

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The carrier Swift Transportation is back under the legal microscope with a class action lawsuit being filed against it in a Virginia federal court, according to TruckingInfo.com. It claims the company failed to tell more than 10,000 people who applied for jobs they can access the same information as the company for background checks and…

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