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Happy New Year! Here are two editions of the AGG Compliance News Flash covering the following topics: E-Verify; California’s Consumer Privacy Act; Ban the box and salary history restrictions in the hiring process; Investigation by the Department of Justice into hiring practices; The Fair Credit Reporting Act and who qualifies as an “employee”; and News about the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Click here for the 12/21 edition of the Compliance News Flash. Click here for…
It took a few days, but the E-Verify system is down due to the partial government shutdown which started at 12:01 am Saturday the 22nd of December.  One of the agencies affected by the partial government shutdown is the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), which is the agency that runs the E-Verify program.  E-Verify and E-Verify services are offline and will remain so until the government is again funded.  This partial shutdown may continue into…
Please join Arnall Golden Gregory (AGG) for our annual Employment Law Seminar on Tuesday, October 30, 2018 at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre in Atlanta, GA. Our attorneys—who have been recognized by Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business and Super Lawyers—will address what you need to know regarding employer rights and obligations in 2019.  AGG attorneys speaking include Montserrat Miller, Megan Mitchell, Henry Perlowski, Brad Kelley and Ed Cadagin, to name a few.…
Apologies, I’m a little behind the curve on this so you will see two Compliance News Flashes this week. This particular Compliance News Flash we drafted covers the following topics: Employers getting into hot water over the types of documents they request from employees when completing the Form I-9, leading to claims of discrimination. The Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection is on track to have the least (that’s right, least) amount of enforcement actions on…
This week’s edition of the Compliance News Flash by Arnall Golden Gregory includes blurbs about the: National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS) conference in Baltimore; Temporary Protected Status program and an injunction against the government; EU-U.S. Privacy Shield program and enforcement actions against organizations related to their certification; Updated “A Summary of Your Rights under the Fair Credit Reporting Act” model form; and Italy and the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Click here to read
The Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection (the “Bureau”) has issued an interim final rule tied to passage of S. 2155.  While the new law amends the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) to include new requirements on credit bureaus tied to security freezes and fraud alerts, relevant to background screeners and employers using a background screening company for pre-employment background checks is the fact that the interim final rule includes an updated version of the…
Here’s a sneak peek at this week’s Compliance News Flash from AGG: The California Supreme Court ruled on the constitutionality of the Investigative Consumer Reporting Agencies Act, which is relevant to California employers and their background screening process. Still in California, a new law on its way to the Governor for signature will require software updates for certain consumer reporting agencies. Employers note for purposes of the Form I-9 that the federal government has again…
Check out the latest Compliance News Flash with blurbs about: The Justice Department’s recent settlement with the country’s largest egg producer related to violations of the anti-discrimination laws during the employment eligibility verification process. A new requirement on consumer reporting agencies to provide specific language to a consumer requesting a file disclosure under the Fair Credit Reporting Act. California legal protections for employees who seek to change their name and/or social security number after they…
Check out this week’s edition of the Compliance News Flash which includes blurbs about: The increase in ICE workplace investigations, including around the Form I-9 and issuance of Notices of Inspection. California’s Consumer Privacy Act and application to your company. The future of the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield pact for cross-border transfers of personal data. NAPBS annual survey on employment background checks. Click here to read the News Flash.…