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California District Court Tentatively Approves $5.7 Million Dollar Settlement for Improperly Disclosed Pre-Employment Credit Checks

Aceves, Jr., et al. v. AutoZone, Inc., Case No. 5:14-cv-02032, alleges violations of the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (“FCRA”), the California Consumer Credit Reporting Agencies Act (“CCRAA”), and the California Investigative Consumer Reporting Agencies Act (“ICRAA”), all stemming from allegations that AutoZone improperly used credit checks during its hiring process. Specifically, the plaintiffs (a…

Did Your Employer Conduct a Background Check?
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Did Your Employer Conduct a Background Check?

Employers routinely conduct background checks on job applicants.  These background checks include contacting former employers to pulling credit reports and criminal records. However, in order to lawfully conduct a background check, employers are required to comply with strict statutory requirements, such as obtaining your written authorization prior to conducting the background check.  The law that…

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Did Your Employer Misuse Your Credit Report?

A federal consumer protection statute, the Fair Credit Reporting Act (“FCRA”), 15 U.S.C. §§1681, et seq., protects employees against employer misuse of an employee’s credit report.  Do not be fooled by FCRA’s title – the statute reaches far beyond the realm of credit reporting and governs, among other things, how credit reports are used in…