Uncharted territory – New York’s Adult Survivors Act claims

Excerpted from a Seyfarth Shaw LLP Blog by Karen Y. Bitar For any company doing business in New York, this coming November 24 represents more than just Thanksgiving. It will also initiate a one-year period in which any person who claims to have suffered sexual abuse at any time in the past (so long as […]

Amazon sued over refusal to hire California sex offenders

Excerpted from a Reuters Blog by Daniel Wiessner Amazon.com, Inc. is facing a proposed class action claiming it illegally used a California sex offender website to conduct background checks on job applicants. Miguel Lerma, who was convicted of rape nearly a decade ago, filed a complaint in Los Angeles federal court last Thursday claiming Amazon […]

New background screening requirements for residential landlords in Florida

A new regulation for residential landlords starting July 1 requires property owners of transient or non-transient apartments in Florida to perform background checks on all employees and licensees. The background checks are required to be performed by a consumer reporting agency such as GroupOne Background Screening in accordance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act. They […]

The complications of adding background checks to dating apps

Excerpted from a Marketplace Podcast by Kimberly Adams Last week, Tinder rolled out a new feature that allows users to pay $2.50 to check if matches have certain types of criminal records associated with a sex offender registry, arrests or convictions for “violent or harmful behavior.” The company partnered with public record aggregator Garbo to […]