Stephen R. Woods

Stephen R. Woods

Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.

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Everything You Need to Know About New York's New FCA Guidance

As we previously reported, New York City’s Fair Chance Act (FCA) went into effect on October 27, 2015. On November 5, 2015, the New York City Commission on Human Rights (NYCCHR or Commission) issued long-anticipated guidance...more

11/13/2015 - Conditional Offers Criminal Background Checks Damages Employer Liability Issues Exemptions Fair Chance Act Hiring & Firing Human Rights Job Applicants Job Descriptions Job Offers

New York City Issues Fair Chance Act Notice Form for Criminal Background Checks

As we previously reported in July and June, New York City recently passed the Fair Chance Act (FCA), which becomes effective on Tuesday, October 27, 2015, and is applicable to criminal background checks. Among other...more

10/28/2015 - Adverse Employment Action Background Checks Criminal Background Checks Employer Liability Issues Fair Chance Act Hiring & Firing Job Applicants NYCHRL Reporting Requirements Required Forms

Corrected Forms from Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

As discussed in an earlier blog post, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) — which now has the responsibility of enforcing the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), a role previously held by the Federal Trade...more

11/28/2012 - Background Checks CFPB FCRA Notice Requirements Summary of Rights

Employers Will Need to Use New FCRA Forms by January 1

Employers will be required to use updated forms as part of their background check process by January 1, 2013, as responsibility for interpreting the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) transfers from the Federal Trade...more

9/19/2012 - Background Checks CFPB FCRA FTC Hiring & Firing

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