A California court has certify that five million Walmart applicants may bring a lawsuit against Walmart for violating the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). The Plaintiffs allege that Walmart violated federal and state law by not properly acquiring consent by the applicant to conduct the background check, and providing proper federal and legal notices and disclosures that must be provided to said applicants.

Up until last year the “standalone” disclosure had to be on one page and consist solely of the disclosure and authorization (separate from any end user hiring forms), however this was causing confusion with job applicants which prompted courts to change the law to have the disclosure separate from the authorization (essentially a 2 page form).

It has been a little over 6 months since we published our first edition of the Nationwide Ban the Box Interactive Map educating the reader on the myriad of laws pertaining to ban the box / fair chance acts laws being implemented across the United States. At the time 33 states, over 150 counties & cities had implemented some form of this law.

This complimentary webinar addressed tips for navigating through city, county, and state Ban-the-Box laws; Individualized Assessments (to determine suitability for employment), how to handle previous wages earned, and how employers balance state marijuana laws vs. federal laws.
If you are performing background checks on new hires, there are strict rules that govern what information you can request. Many states prohibit asking about an applicant’s past salary history, and you must know how this law affects your company. We have created a comprehensive, detailed, and easy to understand guide that explains how this law affects your hiring practices, and what you need to do to remain in compliance.
We provide workplace training to employees and supervisors on topics such as AB 1825, Conflict Resolution, Diversity & Inclusion, Substance Abuse Awareness, and Violence in the Workplace Prevention.

Schedule your training today and receive an exclusive promotion for mentioning that you are an Employers Choice Screening client.
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