Archive for April 2019

Starbucks to settle alleged FCRA background check violations

Two pending class action lawsuits accusing Seattle-based coffee chain Starbucks of violating the Fair Credit Reporting Act by using flawed background reports to reject job applicants are being combined in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia in preparation for a settlement, according to Yahoo. According to pleadings in the first action,…

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New Mexico bans the box for private employers

Earlier this month, New Mexico Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham signed Senate Bill 96 (SB 96), the “Criminal Offender Employment Act”. This bill will ‘ban the box‘ by prohibiting private employers in the state from inquiring about a job applicant’s arrest or conviction history on an initial employment application. “Senate Bill 96, a bipartisan piece of…

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Lyft announce new background screening policies

This week, Lyft announced an expansion of their background check process to include continuous criminal monitoring. Two new features to enhance the safety and security of the Lyft platform have been implemented by the company: Continuous background checks Enhanced identity verification Continuous background checks will provide Lyft with daily monitoring of its active drivers and…

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Study: 1/3 of applicants removed after reference checks

In a new survey from global staffing firm Accountemps, senior managers reported they remove approximately one in three candidates (34 percent) from consideration for a position with their company after checking their references. “Reference checks carry as much weight as any other point in the hiring process, and a misstep here can put you back at square…

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