On April 16, 2015, New York City became the twelfth jurisdiction in the country to bar the use of credit background checks in hiring and employment decisions.  The New York City Council passed Intro-261-A, informally named the “Stop Credit Discrimination in Employment Act,” by a 47-3 vote.  The bill would amend the New York

In the appeal of a lawsuit brought by the EEOC over a Texas employer’s use of background checks in the hiring process, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission v. Freeman, the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals slammed the EEOC’s sloppy investigative work and dismissed the suit.

The underlying case arose from a racial discrimination charge brought

The employee notice requirements of the Fair Credit Reporting Act (“FCRA”) at times seem like form over substance – but recent litigation underscores that, well, filling out the forms really does matter.

The craft supply retailer Michaels Stores, Inc. was sued with a proposed class action in January alleging that the company’s background check notices