FCRA CLASS ACTION DISMISSED BECAUSE OF LACK OF STANDING UNDER SPOKEO

BACKGROUND REPORTS & EMPLOYMENT  FCRA CLASS ACTION DISMISSED BECAUSE OF LACK OF STANDING UNDER SPOKEO FACTS A District of Idaho court recently dismissed a FCRA putative background report class action because the plaintiff lacked standing to bring a claim under Spokeo. In Mitchell v. Winco Food, LLC, the plaintiff ("Mitchell") filed a class action lawsuit [...]

FAULTY BACKGROUND REPORTS KEEP CONSUMERS FROM GETTING HIRED

Incorrect Criminal Convictions Keep Consumers From Getting Hired Employers must comply with the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) when it comes to background checks.  For example, an employer must get your permission before it requests your credit report.  Also, employers must give notice prior to taking adverse action to applicants and existing employees.  Adverse actions include [...]