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Employee Background Checks: The New Compliance Arena

, New York Law Journal


Richard L. Steer, Jonathan S. Hershberg and David Mederrick write: Both the Fair Credit Reporting Act and New York's Fair Chance Act are hyper-technical and easily violated, with stiff, rapidly escalating penalties for non-compliance. That has made costly class action litigation in this area an emerging cottage industry for the plaintiff's bar.

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