California Federal Court Strikes Down FCRA Claim Earlier this month, in a case pending in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, Home Depot avoided a class action suit under the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). The lawsuit accused the company of improperly obtaining personal information about job applicants by relying on background check authorization forms that did not meet the FCRA’s specific procedural requirements.  View Full Post
Through Rain, Sleet, or Snow:  The USPS Delivers a Helpful Example of Well-Executed Employment-Related Internal Investigations Remember when the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) conjured up images of disgruntled employees engaging in workplace violence? Those days of incidents, often sparked by employee discontent over unresolved labor grievances and employment-related complaints, are apparently over.  The USPS has learned from the violent incidents of the 1980s and is now considered a go-to source for federal agencies seeking timely and well-executed internal investigations. View Full Post