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Employers Face Class Action Lawsuits for Online Applications in Violation of Fair Credit Reporting Act

In a response to a lack of communication during the online application process, the National Law Forum reports that an increasing number of job seekers are suing employers who are in violation of the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA).

In a recent class action lawsuit against K-Mart, prosecutors say that the online applications that they filled out for positions at K-Mart are in violation of the FCRA. The retailer allegedly utilizes buttons on their online applications that either say "decline" or "accept." These buttons are the only means offered by K-Mart to obtain an applicant's consent to submit to a background.

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