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FCRA Background Check Notices to be Updated

Effective January 1, 2013, employers are required to update their Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) notices to reflect modest changes to the mandatory Summary of Rights Form.  The recent notice changes are a result of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau taking over responsibility for enforcing the FCRA from the Federal Trade Commission. The Summary of […]

Do You Know The EEOC Targets?

The EEOC has made it clear exactly what problems it intends to target going forward in its Strategic Enforcement Plan, including systemic recruitment, harassment and hiring practices that are intentionally biased or have an unintentional adverse impact on minorities, women and people with disabilities. Although the draft plan has been submitted for public comment and […]

Retaliatory Hostile Work Environment Claim Recognized in Eleventh Circuit

The Eleventh Circuit is the last appellate circuit to formally recognize a retaliatory hostile work environment claim.  In Gowski v. Peake, 682 F.3d 1299 (11th Cir. June 4, 2012) the court found that recognition of such a cause of action is consistent with the statutory text of Title VII, congressional intent, and the EEOC’s own […]