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Peopletrail actively tracks the regulatory and legal environment that surrounds employment and criminal background screening. Staying up-to-date with the law helps you remain compliant with the FCRA, EEOC, and other regulatory standards.  The following includes highlights of the most significant updates impacting the screening industry in recent weeks.

State

Illinois 

Augusta commissioners tackle sensitive personnel issues in subcommittee meeting, Read More.

New Mexico

Medical pot can disrupt job searches in New Mexico, Read More.

New York

Hiring Personnel in New York: Dos and Don’ts – Offer Letters and Background Checks, Read More.

Westchester may prohibit employers from asking about convictions on job applications, Read More.

South Carolina

Georgetown County School Board considers drug testing, credit checks and higher pay, Read More.

Tennessee

School staffs must undergo five-year background checks, Read More.

Federal LegislationFederal Legislation

How Elected Officials Shaped the FCRA: Congress’s Intent to Preempt State Law Claims, Read More.

No Double-Dipping Under FCRA, Read More.

Fair Credit Reporting Act Remains Fertile Ground for Compliance Issues and Litigation, Read More.

FTC Seeks Comment on Military Consumers Credit Monitoring Rule, Read More.

Background Checks

What does a background check really reveal? Read More.

Bad background checks are more expensive than you think, Read More.

Employers: Consider Pre-Employment Background Checks, Read More.

More Background Check Concerns for Crestwood School District, Read More.

Nearly 130 Chicago Public Schools employees, including 9 teachers, ousted over background check issues, Read More.

Port Authority won’t ask about criminal history in initial job applications, Read More.

Can an outside investigation constitute a “consumer report” under FCRA? The Seventh Circuit appears skeptical, Read More.

Teacher charged with attempted murder passed criminal background and reference check, records show, Read More.

Confusing Background Check Disclosures Can Get an Employer in FCRA Hot Water! Read More.

Lawsuits

Damages are no slam dunk in FCRAland, Read More.

Employers: Consider Pre-Employment Background Checks, Read More.

Preemption Not a Silver Bullet to Defeat State Law Claims, Read More.

Allegations of Inconsistent Communications from Auto Lender Survive Motion to Dismiss, Read More.

Can an outside investigation constitute a “consumer report” under FCRA? The Seventh Circuit appears skeptical, Read More.

FCRA Litigation on the Rise, Read More.

FCRA Disclosures: Too Much Information, Not Enough, or Just Right? Read More.

Big Brands

Judge says Uber “gravely misled” regulators and judges after chief magistrate ruled in taxi app’s favour despite husband’s links to the firm, Read More.

HomeAdvisor recommended contractor with criminal record to Union County couple, Read More.

Eastbound, but not out. Loaded up but not trucking, Read More.

Court approves FCRA class settlement against Petco, Read More.

Drug Testing

Workplace Drug Testing In The Age Of Legalization, Read More.

Eating Poppy-Seed Bagels and Other Excuses for Failing Workplace Drug Tests, Read More.

Pot shops may be open, but you can still be fired over weed, Read More.

As marijuana becomes legalized, will employment drug testing change? Read More.

Court approves FCRA class settlement against Petco, Read More.

Handwritten sign at Tennessee business advertises ‘No drug tests. No background checks,’ Read More.

Black, Latino drivers sue Amazon over firings based on background checks, Read More.

GDPR

Clinical Trials Regulation v. GDPR: how data protection affects research under Italian Data Protection rules, Read More.

GDPR compliance: Key steps in the GDPR compliance journey, Read More.

GDPR: companies should look beyond passwords, says ICO, Read More.

Ireland: GDPR And NIS: Is Your Business Subject To Additional Breach Reporting Obligations? Read More.

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