Is your name John Smith? Jennifer Johnson? Peter Williams? If so, you’ve likely gone through life and met many people with the same name. Go onto Facebook and search for your name and you see hundreds of people with the same name. So when an employer requests a background report from a
Working From Home During the Pandemic? Make Sure You are Being Paid Properly, Including for Overtime.
During this COVID-19 pandemic, many employees are performing their jobs from home instead of from an office or another workplace. Even though the work is being performed at home, the law has not changed: employers still must compensate non-exempt employees for all the hours they work, including overtime. Many states have state-specific
It can be devastating when Experian, Equifax, or TransUnion provides inaccurate information about a consumer. Whether it’s applying for a mortgage, trying to get a car loan, or some other situation involving a credit report, consumers rely on Experian, Equifax, and TransUnion to report accurate information that will allow them to accomplish
CVS, Walmart, Albertsons, Amazon, Instacart and Others are Hiring Thousands of Workers – Will the Background Checks Cause Problems?
While COVID-19 is hurting employment in many sectors of the economy, it also is creating employment opportunities in others. Reports across the country are that retailers like CVS, Walmart, Albertsons, Amazon, Instacart and others are hiring thousands of workers to keep up with the changes in consumers’ buying habits. One report noted
Are Equifax, Experian Or Transunion Re-Reporting Debts They’ve Already Deleted After You Disputed? You Have Rights Under The Fair Credit Reporting Act
You’ve spent weeks, months or even years of your life staying on top of your credit reports and disputing inaccurate information. Perhaps you’ve been successful and Experian, Equifax, and TransUnion have deleted the information you’ve disputed. But now, for some unknown reason, that previously deleted information is reappearing in your credit reports.
Were you one of 71,000 individuals who received a notice in the mail that Sterling Infosystems may have violated your rights when it ran a background check on you?
Were you one of the 71,000 individuals who received a notice in the mail that Sterling Infosystems may have violated your rights when it ran a background check on you? Recently, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau settled its Fair Credit Reporting Act lawsuit with Sterling Infosystems. As part of the stipulated judgment
On August 24, 2018, Weiner & Sand LLC, on behalf of its client Carrie Donnelly, filed a proposed class action lawsuit in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Georgia against Southern Metals Recycling. Plaintiff alleges that Southern Metals Recycling violated the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974
On August 30, 2018, Weiner & Sand LLC, on behalf of its clients Phillippa Gilkes, Cahanna Salter, John McCarthy, Ashley Fowler, Pedro Maia, and CJ Oetinger, filed a multi-plaintiff lawsuit in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia against Mahroum Restaurant Group, Inc. d/b/a Tony’s Sports Bar and
On August 28, 2018, Weiner & Sand LLC, on behalf of its client Kevin Estrada, filed a proposed class action lawsuit in the United States District Court for the Northern District of California against Checkr, Inc. Plaintiff alleges that Checkr violated California’s Investigative Consumer Reporting Agencies Act and Section 1681e(b) of the Fair
On March 21, 2018, Weiner & Sand LLC, on behalf of its client Angelia Dukes, filed a lawsuit in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia against Resident Verify, LLC. According to the lawsuit, Resident Verify, LLC violated Sections 1681c, 1681e(a), and 1681e(b) of the Fair Credit Reporting