Kristen Smith

Kristen Smith

Bond Schoeneck & King PLLC

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Know the law: Background checks continue to trip up employers

Background checks can be useful tools to uncover misconduct or dishonest behavior at previous jobs or outside of work, and to determine whether an applicant possesses the positive traits desired in an employee. They...more

5/1/2014 - Background Checks Employer Liability Issues Hiring & Firing Job Applicants

Recent Background Check Lawsuit is Reminder of the Importance of Strictly Following the Fair Credit Reporting Act Disclosure...

Many institutions of higher education, like employers in many industries, use background checks as an integral part of their hiring process. A recently filed class action lawsuit serves as a reminder to institutions of the...more

3/24/2014 - Background Checks Criminal Background Checks Disclosure Requirements Employer Liability Issues FCRA

Labor and Employment: Recent Lawsuit Highlights the Importance of Fair Credit Reporting Act Compliance

The Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) expressly requires employers to provide applicants with a stand-alone disclosure and authorization form prior to obtaining a background check. This form must be separate from the...more

3/18/2014 - Background Checks Class Action Compliance Criminal Background Checks Disclosure FCRA

Recent Lawsuit Highlights the Importance of Fair Credit Reporting Act Compliance

As discussed in a previous blog post, the Fair Credit Reporting Act (“FCRA”) expressly requires employers to provide applicants with a stand-alone disclosure and authorization form prior to obtaining a background check. This...more

3/10/2014 - Compliance Employer Liability Issues FCRA Hiring & Firing Termination

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