6 million after it allegedly obtained background

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2011, another national employer settled for $2.6 million after it allegedly obtained  background checks without first securing applicant consent. Background Checks
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In a 2010 Society for Human Resource Management survey, 92 percent of responding  HR professionals indicated that their companies conduct criminal background checks  and 87 percent indicated that their companies conduct credit background checks on  applicants for some or all positions. Most background checks are covered by the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA)  and various state mini-FCRAs. Despite the term "credit" in their titles, these laws apply  to all types of background checks—criminal, motor vehicle, employment or professional  references—if they are conducted through a fee-paid third party known as a consumer  reporting agency. Eligibility for Wage Garnishment Provided the daily incentive type of per diem is not included in payroll, the recipient is not required to pay tax on it and it cannot be considered for wage garnishment. However, if it is included with payroll, then it can be taken into account for garnishment, although the employer may still be scoring the benefit of calling it a per diem. Compensation As more states, such as California, adopt state wage and hour laws and regulations,  multistate employers will find compliance more complicated. Multistate employers can  no longer assume that compliance with the Fair Labor Standards Act shields them from  liability for wage and hour violations. Multistate employers should conduct audits in each state where they have employees, not just facilities, to determine compliance.
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  • Spring '17
  • abraham
  • Debt, Taxation in the United States, disposable earnings, Garnishment, wage garnishment

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