Category Archives: Pre-Employment Background Checks

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Background Checks are Still Big Litigation Business—Just Ask BMW

Yet another reminder that everyone using criminal background checks in the hiring process needs to review their standards—BMW just entered a consent decree with the EEOC under which it will pay $1.6 million and offer to hire dozens of people previously rejected as having unacceptable criminal histories. BMW had (note the past tense) a criminal … Continue Reading

When Did You Last Update Your Background Check Materials? Maybe It’s Time.

Dollar General just agreed to pay $4 million to settle a class action background check case based on its alleged violations of the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). Marcum v. Dolgencorp, Inc., Civil Action No. 3:12cv108 (E.D.Va.). That’s right—$4 million for a FCRA case. As you know, FCRA requires employers in the United States who use … Continue Reading