2015

Dec 31, 2015
Negligent hiring and retention liability normally refers to an employer’s obligation not to hire an applicant, or retain an employee, that

Nov 30, 2015
On November 25, 2015, the Portland City Council and Mayor Charlie Hales enacted a new “Ban the Box” law that creates a more restrictive

Oct 31, 2015
Many companies, especially those in the in-home services industries, tout “our employees are background checked.” This often gives a false sense of security to the misinformed public

Sep 30, 2015
Whole Foods Market Group, Inc., and the plaintiff, Colin Speer, on behalf of himself and a proposed class of similarly situated individuals, agreed to a preliminary settlement of

Aug 31, 2015
New York City, later this week (September 3, 2015) will restrict the use of credit reports as part of the employment hiring decision. Except under limited circumstances, it will be illegal

Jul 31, 2015
It was just about a year ago when I wrote how the “Ban the Box” movement was gaining traction in various states and cities around the nation. Well the march of jurisdictions continuing to implement some degree of limitations upon employers

Jun 30, 2015
On June 25, 2015, the Supreme Court in a 5-4 ruling upheld a Court of Appeals decision that Disparate Impact is applicable under the Fair Housing Act. Justice Anthony Kennedy wrote the opinion for the majority

May 31, 2015
Michael Stores, the recipient of three separate class action lawsuits for alleged violations of the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA – the federal law that regulates employee background checks, and which imposes significant rules and disclosure requirements upon employers), will now

Apr 30, 2015
As I have been writing for well over a year, Fair Credit Reporting Act class action lawsuits (FCRA – the federal law that governs employee background checks, and which places very specific disclosure requirements upon employers) have been and are continuing...

Mar 31, 2015
If someone told you that you could obtain information that would help you select the best-qualified franchisee applicants… and that if you plan correctly, you can do this at no “out-of-pocket” expense to you, the franchisor, would it not be a “no-brainer” for you to do?

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