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Job Applicant’s Lawsuit under Fair Credit Reporting Act Barred by Statute of Limitations

Employers in Michigan and surrounding states conducting background reports on job applicants received a favorable decision from the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals when it comes to limiting liability for claims under the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). The decision was issued on February 18, 2016, in the case Rocheleau v. Elder Living Constr., LLC … Continue Reading

What Employers and Employees Should Understand About Conducting Background Checks

Under both federal and Michigan law, employers may generally conduct comprehensive background checks on job applicants as long as the employer has obtained the appropriate waivers and does not discriminate in the equal enforcement of the policy. Going beyond this generality, employers and employees should also consider the following: Employers should view the application process … Continue Reading

Would You Like Fries with that Identify Theft? Thoughts on Limiting Liability for Employee Misconduct

The Detroit Free Press (by Tresa Baldas) reported that a former McDonald’s employee was recently caught stealing customers’ credit card information while working the drive through. According to the criminal complaint filed in the Michigan Eastern District Court (PDF) the former employee, Teresa Pulliam, is charged with access device fraud after she was caught on video surveillance using a … Continue Reading
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