Littler takes on FTC “advice” for background checks

Attorneys at Littler recently blogged about a recent FTC blog that suggests that background checks are simple and that employers should keep it simple.  As noted by Littler Vigorous disputes over what wording and format satisfies the FCRA have spawned innumerable lawsuits, including dozens of massive nationwide class action lawsuits against employers of all sizes… Continue reading Littler takes on FTC “advice” for background checks

American Law Institute takes on collateral consequences

Similar to the Uniform Law Commission, of which you are all familiar, the American Law Institute is, according to its website, “the leading independent organization in the U.S. producing scholarly work to clarify, modernize, and improve the law.”  The ALI will shortly be approving an amendment to its Model Penal Code (MPC) to include a… Continue reading American Law Institute takes on collateral consequences

U.S. Civil Rights Commission may enter the fray again on employment screening

In an earlier blog posting, we noted the work of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights on criminal background checks.  The Commission may be jumping in to the fray again with a recent announcement that it will conduct a public briefing on May 19, Collateral Consequences: The Crossroads of Punishment, Redemption, and the Effects on… Continue reading U.S. Civil Rights Commission may enter the fray again on employment screening

New York’ s Highest Court Rules for Background Checks

The New York Court of Appeals has issued a favorable decision in Griffin v. Sirva, a case in which CDIA filed an amicus.  The decision was 5-1.   This case presents three certified questions to the New York Court of Appeals from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit relating to the scope and… Continue reading New York’ s Highest Court Rules for Background Checks