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OSHA Publishes Interim Final Rule for CFPA Whistleblower Claims

Companies providing consumer finance products or services should review policies and training materials to ensure compliance. On April 3, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) published an interim...more

CFPB employee testifies at House hearing on alleged CFPB employee discrimination

At yesterday’s hearing on alleged CFPB employee discrimination conducted by the House Financial Services Committee’s Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, a CFPB employee is reported to have testified that the agency...more

Employers Should Use Revised FCRA Disclosure for Employees and Job Applicants

Employers who use consumer reports as part of their decision-making process in the hiring, promotion or firing of employees should note the attached “A Summary of Your Rights under the Fair Credit Reporting Act” issued by the...more

New Federal Agency Rings In The New Year With New FCRA Background Check Forms

Employers that use third parties to perform background checks on applicants or employees must start using new Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) forms immediately. The new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, which is...more

Background Checks: Updated “Summary of Consumer Rights” Required Under Fair Credit Reporting Act

Start the new year out right by using the updated “Summary of Consumer Rights” form, required as of January 1, 2013, to comply with the Fair Credit Reporting Act (“FCRA”). Even if you updated your form earlier in 2012, you...more

Legal Alert: Employers Must Be Prepared To Use Revised FCRA Forms Beginning January 1, 2013

Beginning January 1, 2013, employers must use the revised forms issued by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) in November 2012 to conduct background checks under the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). ...more

It’s Time For Employers To Update Their FCRA Forms

By January 1, 2013, employers who conduct background checks on applicants or employees will be required to use the updated Fair Credit Reporting Act (“FCRA”) forms. ...more

CFPB’s Most Recent Changes to FCRA Forms May Foreshadow Active Oversight of Employers

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has issued another reminder that, effective January 1, 2013, it will assume responsibility for enforcing the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). Earlier this year, the CFPB...more

eTrends - By January 1, 2013, FCRA Forms Must be Updated

By January 1, 2013, employers and consumer reporting agencies must use revised, updated forms for certain notices required by the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). The revisions indicate that the recently created Consumer...more

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

Medical Marijuana and Work: Where We Stand Now

It’s been nearly two months since Connecticut’s “medical marijuana” law became effective. Yet many employers have been blissfully ignorant about what the law provides, perhaps because Connecticut does not yet have a...more

Governor Signs New Law On Disability Access Complaints

California has been a haven for plaintiffs’ attorneys suing for ADA (American With Disabilities Act) violations because of existing law that provided up to $4000 in statutory damages, along with attorneys fees for every...more

New Forms for FCRA Background Checks Effective January 1, 2013

A relatively new federal agency, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau ("CFPB"), created as part of the Dodd-Frank Act of 2010, has replaced the Federal Trade Commission ("FTC") as the primary rulemaking and enforcement...more

Mortgage Banking Update - November 02, 2012

In This Issue: - CFPB and FHFA Begin Developing Nationwide Mortgage Database - Federal Court Finds County Recorder's Office Has Standing To Pursue Claims Against MERS - CFPB Issues Final Debt Collection Larger...more

Rogers Towers: Recent Changes to Florida’s Wage Garnishment Exemption

Since the financial crisis of 2008, the economy has been improving, albeit at a slower pace than many would like, and the stock market has seen meaningful gains. However, unemployment is still relatively high and the...more

Employers Must Update FCRA-Required Forms

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has released new regulations requiring employers to update forms mandated by the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) by January 1, 2013. The changes consist primarily of...more

Employers Required to Use New FCRA Notices Effective January 1, 2013

The newly created Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (“CFPB”) recently issued regulations that modify the notices required under the Fair Credit Reporting Act (“FCRA”). The new regulations include one change that is...more

Mortgage Banking Update - October 4, 2012

In This Issue: - Maryland Ruling Highlights Risks of Mortgage Loans Secured by Property Under Litigation - FDIC Revises Classification System for Citing Violations - CFPB Settlement Requires $112.5 Million...more

New FCRA Forms Take Effect January 1, 2013

Employers must adopt new Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) forms by January 1, 2013, in light of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010 shifting FCRA rulemaking authority from the Federal Trade...more

New York Enhances Employee and Consumer Privacy Rights Under its Social Security Number Protection Law

Four years ago, New York enacted a Social Security Number Protection Law, N.Y. Gen. Bus. Law, §399-dd, aimed at combating identity theft by requiring employers to better safeguard employee social security numbers in their...more

Employee Whistleblower Protections Continue to Expand

Are you aware of the employee whistleblower protections contained in the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008 (CPSIA)? In the recent case of Saporito v. Publix Super Markets, Inc., the U.S. Administrative Review...more

CFPB Issues Guidance On Loan Originator Compensation

In response to questions it has received from loan originators and their firms seeking to comply with compensation rules issued under TILA Regulation Z, the CFPB today issued Bulletin 2012-02. The Bulletin states that...more

States Introduce Bills Penalizing Overseas Call Centers

In December 2011 we reported on a federal bill that would make companies that relocate call centers to locations outside of the United States ineligible for federal grant or guaranteed loan programs for five years. Under this...more

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Opens Whistleblower Complaint Hotline

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (the "CFPB") recently went live with a telephone hotline and email address for tipsters and whistleblowers with information about potential violations of federal consumer financial...more

Federal Bill Would Make Companies That Offshore Call Centers Ineligible For Federal Grants Or Loans

Calling outsourcing "one of the scourges of our economy," Rep. Timothy Bishop (D-N.Y.) has introduced a bill that would make companies that relocate call centers to locations outside of the United States ineligible for...more

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