FTC Issues Staff Issues Closing Letter on Background Screening

Earlier this week, the FTC issued a closing letter to counsel for California Health & Wellness (“CHW”) related to “possible [FCRA] violations” by CHW “in connection with its screening program for potential employees.” When FTC staff closes an investigation it sometimes issues closing letters to the target of the investigation, which can contain an explanation… Continue reading FTC Issues Staff Issues Closing Letter on Background Screening

New York City’s Law on Credit is Making New News

The New York City Commission on Human Rights has a lot of new information on its website on the use of credit for employment.  There is a page called you are more than your credit score, which has further links to Legal Enforcement Guidance on the Stop Credit Discrimination in Employment Act, N.Y.C. Admin. Code… Continue reading New York City’s Law on Credit is Making New News

City’s New Credit Check Law Is Unnecessary

Katharine Parker, Daniel Saperstein and Kelly Anne Targett of Proskauer Rose, wrote an op-ed in the Aug. 13 edition of the New York Law Journal, City’s New Credit Check Law is Unnecessary.  The piece highlights how the New York city council missed a golden opportunity to pass a law that worked and protected both business… Continue reading City’s New Credit Check Law Is Unnecessary