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Background Checks: Stepped-Up Enforcement of FCRA

By this time, most employers realize that the Fair Credit Reporting Act governs all types of employment-related background checks, not just credit checks. If and to the extent there was ever any question whether Google searches or searches of various social media sites constitute "background checks"...

An Injury Without an Injury? #SCOTUS, Standing, and the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

Yesterday, the Supreme Court heard oral argument in Spokeo, Inc. v. Robins . This case should answer a very important question for employers: Does a plaintiff have standing to bring a lawsuit for a technical violation of the Fair Credit Report Act if the individual suffered no resulting concrete harm...