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AR Takes Employer-Focused Approach to Medical Marijuana in the Workplace

In November of 2016, Arkansas legalized medical marijuana in Initiative 6, the Arkansas Medical Cannabis Amendment (MCA). Since then, Arkansas has taken steps that demonstrate the state has an employer-focused approach to marijuana when it comes to the workplace. The MCA allows “qualifying patients” with certain medical conditions to purchase cannabis from state-licensed dispensaries When …

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Uber to Pay Up to $25 Million for Allegedly Misleading Consumers About Background Checks

On April 7, 2016, Uber agreed to settle a lawsuit brought against the company in 2014 by the district attorneys of both San Francisco and Los Angeles. In the suit, the ride-sharing provider was accused of misrepresenting the comprehensiveness of its driver background screening process when the company referred to its service as “the safest ride …

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Uber Driver’s Shooting Spree Puts Target on Background Screening

The terror and tragedy that Uber driver Jason Dalton brought upon the city of Kalamazoo during the evening of Saturday, February 20th is unimaginable.  His shooting spree, which took place at three separate locations around the city over the course of seven hours, left 6 dead and 2 wounded with the victims ranging in age …

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Kohl’s Posts Important Victory in FCRA Class Action Case

A federal judge in California has granted a motion to dismiss in the class action lawsuit COLEMAN v. KOHL’S DEPARTMENT STORES, INC. Former employees Kayoni Coleman, employed by Kohl’s in California from October 2012 to June 2013, and Diane Pemberton, employed by a store in Kissimmee, FL from mid-2014 to January 15, 2014, claimed that Kohl’s …

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HOME DEPOT SETTLES FCRA LAWSUIT FOR $1.8 MILLION – FOLLOW THESE TIPS TO FOLLOW FCRA REQUIREMENTS

Home Depot USA, Inc. (Home Depot) agreed to pay $1.8 million to settle a class action lawsuit for allegedly violating the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) over its background check policies. According to the agreement, Class Members will received between $15 to $100. The proposed class includes approximately 120,000 individuals. The initial complaint alleged that …

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PARAMOUNT’S CLASS ACTION FCRA LAWSUIT DISMISSED

A California judge has recently ruled that Paramount Pictures Corporation has not run afoul of the federal law when it ran a credit report check on employment applicants, and has dismissed the class action lawsuit. The lawsuit (Peikoff v. Paramount Pictures Corporation) alleged that, in 2011, Paramount had procured a consumer report on an applicant …

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Uber Institutes Thorough Background Screening Process for its Drivers

Since rolling onto the scene five years ago with its easy-to-use, personal transportation app, San Francisco-based Uber shook up the traditional taxi cab industry. The company’s service (employing a roster of drivers using their own vehicles who respond to texted ride requests) quickly caught on and the company began to grow. Earlier this year, however, …

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