Employers, here’s yet another reason to check your disclosure forms. A recent lawsuit claims that Chipotle violated the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) because it did not provide a FCRA-compliant disclosure regarding conducting background checks on job applicants, and did not provide them with a written summary of rights under the FCRA.
The lawsuit filed by Lorena Mejia alleges that the disclosure form used by Chipotle was “surrounded by other language pertaining to additional information Mejia was required to consent to on the application.”
In addition to FCRA violations, Top Class Actions reports that the lawsuit also alleges violations of the Investigative Consumer Reporting Agencies Act (ICRAA), Consumer Credit Reporting Agencies Act, and California Business & Professions Code.
Here’s another reminder that FCRA class action lawsuits are not going away. Last week, Universal Studios in Orlando became the latest company to be hit with a class action lawsuit that alleges the company did not properly inform current and prospective employees it was running credit reports. Top Class Actions reports that the lead plaintiff Eufemio Mendez alleged Universal did not provide a disclosure form, nor did it provide employees with copies of their consumer reports when taking adverse action.
According to Top Class Actions, the class action may involve thousands of members, as Mendez “seeks to represent two classes; one for those who suffered an adverse employment action as the result of the illegal practices with the past five years and one for those who were the subject of a consumer report procured by Universal within the past five years.”
As stated earlier, this is just one of many FCRA cases that have been filed, and the number of lawsuits continues to grow. FCRA class action lawsuits can be very expensive for employers to defend. Recent FCRA violation settlements have also proven expensive, with employers paying amounts in the seven figure range. It is vital that employers review their processes to ensure that they are compliant with FCRA requirements. If you have any questions about compliance, Corporate Screening can help. Call us at 800-229-8606 or contact your account representative or manager. We’re here to assist you with your background screening compliance needs.
In June 2013, Corporate Screening blogged about the action taken by the EEOC against BMW and Dollar General regarding their use of background checks. The EEOC complaint alleged that BMW’s criminal conviction background check policy violated Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. On September 8, 2015 a South Carolina federal judge approved a settlement, which requires BMW to pay $1.6 million and provide employment opportunities to the rejected applicants.
Corporate Screening would like to remind clientss and other employers that this is a good time to review your background screening program to ensure it complies with EEOC criminal background check guidance, as well as all other applicable laws and regulations. Our knowledgeable staff is available to answer your questions and assist you with your compliance needs.
Corporate Screening invites you to visit us at the Atlanta HR Star Conference, which will be held at the Georgia World Congress Center on September 22, 2015. Featuring 21 sessions focusing on topics of importance to HR professionals, attendees will spend a productive day learning, sharing and networking at this event.
Come see Corporate Screening and learn more about our background screening products and services. We’ll work with you to deliver a background screening program tailored to meet your company’s unique needs.
Date: Tuesday, September 22, 2015
Time: 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Place: Georgia World Congress Center, Atlanta Georgia
Oracle Taleo’s Onboarding solution is nearing its sunsetting date. If you’re currently using the product, what is your migration plan for Oracle Taleo Onboarding (Transitions)? Do you have a plan? Corporate Screening and Acuity Cloud Solutions want to know what you’re doing. Join the discussion on Facebook, LinkedIn or on Twitter at #CSSAcuityIntegration.
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Corporate Screening’s annual Client Satisfaction Survey is now open. All customers should have received an email message sent on July 29, 2015 that contained a link to the survey.
We ask you to share your feedback about how we are doing. Our goal is to to provide background screening and pre-employment screening services that not only meet, but exceed, your expectations. To that end, your responses to the survey help us know what we are doing right, as well as what we must do better. We encourage you to take a few moments to complete the survey and share your thoughts. As an added bonus, everyone who completes the survey and fills out the drawing information will be eligible to win a free Apple watch.
If you did not receive an email containing the link to the survey, please contact Customer Service by email at CustomerService@CorporateScreening.com, or call them at 800-229-8606, option 4.
Once we have And when we have compiled the results, we will share that information so that you know how we are doing.
Recently, the city of Daytona Beach, Florida officially implemented its “ban the box” policy. The Daytona Times reported that as of July 1, 2015, candidates for city employment will no longer be asked to disclose information about their criminal background until after an offer of conditional employment has been made.
The policy does not prohibit background checks, rather it means they will take place later in the hiring process. Additionally, certain positions, such as police and fire, as well as those working with children, will still require applicants to share information about their criminal history on the initial application.
On August 13, 2015, Corporate Screening will present Hot Topics in Background Screening in conjunction with our partner, ERC. The seminar will review compliance do’s and don’t, determining the right background check program for your company, an update on recent laws and legislation, as well as technology trends.
Date: August 13, 2015
Time: 9 -10:30 a.m.
Location: ERC Training Center, 387 Golf View Lane, Suite 100, Highland Heights, OH 44143
Registration: to register, please call ERC at 440.947.1300, visit www.yourERC.com, or email Training@your ERC.com. Please note that there is no charge for the event, but pre-registration is required. We look forward to seeing you there!
Each year, Corporate Screening sends out our Client Satisfaction Survey, in which we ask clients to share their feedback about how we are doing. We encourage all of our clients to respond to the survey because we want to know what we are doing right, as well as what we need to do better.
Clients, your answers are important to us, and we use the information that you provide so that we can measure how satisfied our customers are. And while negative feedback can be painful, we use this information to make improvements and increase client satisfaction.
Please note that an email containing a link to the 2015 Client Satisfaction Survey will be sent to clients in a few weeks. We encourage you to take a few moments to complete the survey to share your thoughts on how we are doing. And when we have compiled the results, we will share a summary of the results with you, our valued clients.
Background Checks Simplified: Corporate Screening Integrates Background Screening with Oracle Taleo Onboarding (Transitions)
Integrating your background screening program with Oracle Taleo Enterprise Edition has never been easier! Corporate Screening’s one-of-a-kind background screening solution seamlessly integrates with Oracle Taleo Enterprise Cloud Service via the Onboarding (Transitions) Cloud module. With our customized options and automated processes designed to meet your company’s unique needs, recruiting and hiring gets even easier!
Why choose Corporate Screening’s background solution?
- Corporate Screening is a Gold level member of the Oracle Partner Network, and our background screening integration has been designed and tested to ensure optimal performance with Oracle Taleo (OVI Certified).
- It initiates background screening in the latter stages of the talent acquisition process, helping employers comply with EEOC guidelines that suggest waiting until later in the hiring process before performing background screening.
- Its customized configuration capabilities fit your organization’s distinct work-flow, allow for increased automation, and streamline the background check process.
Our experienced team will work closely with your organization to ensure a seamless experience throughout the integration and implementation process.
As a reminder to Oracle Taleo users, don’t forget that the legacy Onboarding solution is scheduled to begin sunsetting at the end of 2015. As the legacy Onboarding draws down, now is the ideal time to add Corporate Screening’s integrated solution.
We invite you to visit the Corporate Screening listing on the Oracle Cloud Marketplace for additional information about this integration.
And to find out how we can help your organization integrate background screening with Oracle Taleo, please call us at 800-229-8606, email us at Sales@CorporateScreening.com or complete a request form.
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