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The Disclosure, the Whole Disclosure, and Nothing But the Disclosure: Avoiding the Next FCRA Class Action

by Rebecca E. Kuehn Responsible employers screen applicants and employees to protect the safety and welfare of their workforce and the community and to comply with state and federal law. Working with background screening companies, employers are able to identify and address possible risks. But this responsible practice may lay the groundwork for a class …

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FCRA, State Disclosures and the Disclosure and Authorization

The following article was written by Montserrat Miller, co-chair of Arnall Golden Gregory’s Background Screening Industry Group, and is being published here with her permission.  Ms. Miller’s blog, Workforce Compliance Insights, covers legal issues, developments and noteworthy events in two areas. First, the background screening industry, including both users of background checks as well as providers of …

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Accounting For The Human Factor: Planning, Response, And Litigation

by Ronald Raether, CIPP/US and Mark Mao, CIPT & CIPP/US, Troutman Sanders Cyber breaches continue to demonstrate that people are the greatest vulnerability for even the most sophisticated organizations. Although it is easy to feel prepared by talking about firewalls, detection software, and encryption methods, employees continue to be the easiest means for hackers to …

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A Brave Future World: Using Social Media to Find and Screen Employees

From guest writer, Brian Lamoureux, Esq., Partner at Pannone Lopes Devereaux & West LLC “Hi, Brian – Please see this tweet sent by someone we were just about to hire. I can comfortably state that we do not want to hire him because of this vulgar tweet. Can we decide not to hire him because …

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