Kroger Employees vs Equifax
International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) reports that a group of Kroger employees have filed a lawsuit against Equifax and alleges that as a credit reporting agency they vailed to adequately safeguard their information following a data breach.
Waffle House Sued for Hiring Practices
Waffle House is under fire after a Florida man claims they violated the Fair Credit Reporting Act when he was denied employment based upon the information found in his background check was reviewed.
The plaintiff in the case against Waffle House is William Jones, who claims to have applied for a position at one of the chain’s Orlando locations in December 2014. According to reports, the restaurant conducted a background screening and subsequently denied the plaintiff employment based upon the findings. The issue here lies not within the plaintiff’s inability to get a job at the establishment, but in the manner in which the diner chain handled the situation. Waffle House violated the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) when a detailed background check was conducted, which Waffle House should have done with a written statement. The hiring manager should also have notified the plaintiff of his status as ineligible for hire based upon the findings of the background check in question. Had Waffle House notified the plaintiff of what they found, he would have possibly been able to address any inaccurate information presented.
Exclusion List Checks
OIG/GSA Exclusion Lists
New “Affordable Health Care” laws require that Medical industry companies check employees in specific job positions against government “Exclusion Lists” each and every month.
What you can expect from IRC
Each month we will automatically check names provided to us and deliver those names along with the date that they were processed. You will be able to add or delete individuals from your list at anytime. Storage and security will be provided allowing access in compliance with applicable laws for the purpose of audits or viewing for other reasons.
IRC Customer Service
Our experts will be able to answer any questions you or your employees may have regarding this service.
Changes in laws will be made available on our Blog.
IRC, Inc. operates under the strict guidelines of the Fair Credit Reporting Act.
If your company does not have a standard employment application, we are making this application available to our clients.
Please note, by law certain disclosures must be provided to any applicant where a background screening is conducted.