William Simmons

William Simmons

Littler

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The Old (Law) is New Again: Plaintiffs Increasingly Using Old Pennsylvania Law to Challenge Background Check Decisions

In a climate of increased national scrutiny regarding employer use of criminal background screening, plaintiffs are turning to a provision in the Pennsylvania Criminal History Record Information Act (CHRIA), 18 Pa.C.S. §...more

11/10/2014 - Background Checks Criminal Background Checks Employer Liability Issues Hiring & Firing Job Applicants

The Swelling Tide of Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) Class Actions: Practical Risk-Mitigating Measures for Employers

In This Issue: - Summary Of FCRA Obligations On Employers That Use Consumer Reports - Potential Liability For FCRA Non-Compliance - The Swelling Tide Of Class Action Filings - Mitigating Measures -...more

8/4/2014 - Background Checks Best Management Practices Class Action Consumer Reports Credit Reports Employer Liability Issues FCRA Hiring & Firing Risk Assessment Risk Mitigation Screening Procedures

Fair Credit Reporting Act Amendment Offers Important Protections From Lawsuits Targeting Background Check Programs

In This Issue: - Summary Of FCRA Obligations On Employers That Use Consumer Reports For Employment Purposes - Potential Liability For FCRA Non-Compliance And The Growing Wave Of FCRA Class Action -...more

9/11/2013 - Compliance Criminal Background Checks FATCA FCRA Investigations

Social Media Password Protection and Privacy — The Patchwork of State Laws and How It Affects Employers

Social media websites such as Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and others have become a part of daily life in the United States and abroad. The unavoidable reach of social media into our personal lives has extended into our...more

6/3/2013 - Facebook Harassment Hiring & Firing Investigations Job Applicants LinkedIn Passwords Social Media Twitter

Workplace Policy Institute: Social Media Password Protection and Privacy — The Patchwork of State Laws and How It Affects...

Introduction - Social media websites such as Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and others have become a part of daily life in the United States and abroad. The unavoidable reach of social media into our personal lives has...more

5/3/2013 - Facebook Hiring & Firing Internal Investigations Job Applicants LinkedIn Passwords Social Media Termination Twitter

EEOC Suit Against Employer Screening Applicants Based on Credit History Information Dismissed

In April 2012, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) issued its updated enforcement guidance concerning how, in its view, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VII) restricts an employer's discretion...more

2/5/2013 - Background Checks Burden of Proof Credit History Criminal Background Checks Daubert Ruling Dismissals Disparagement EEOC Evidence Summary Judgment Title VII

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