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GIS/e-Background-checks.com: Did their background checks cost you a job?

Posted by Andrew Weiner | Nov 09, 2015 | 0 Comments

Recently, the Consumer Finance Protection Bureau announced that it had ordered General Information Services (GIS) and e-Background-checks.com to correct their practices with respect to background checks, provide $10.5 million in relief to harmed consumers, and pay a $2.5 million vicil penalty.

The CFPB found that GIS and e-Background-checks.com had included information in background checks that was not permitted to be in those checks, and they had failed to take basic steps required by the Fair Credit Reporting Act to ensure accuracy in background checks.

If you've had a background check run by GIS or e-background-checks.com and it contained inaccurate information, please contact the background check attorneys at The Weiner Law Firm LLC for a free consultation to learn your rights.

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Andrew Weiner

Andrew Weiner has represented and counseled clients in numerous areas of employment law, including race, gender, national origin, age, and disability discrimination claims, wage and hour disputes, retaliation and harassment claims, Fair Credit Reporting Act (background report) claims, common law tort claims, the development and implementation of employment contracts, employee handbooks, personnel policies, reductions-in-force, independent contractor agreements and compliance with Title VII, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act, and other federal, state and local employment statutes. Andrew also has negotiated severance agreements, employment contracts, non-compete agreements, and confidentiality agreements.

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