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November 22 2016

Overbroad' $1M Deal For Job Seekers, Screening Co. Nixed

"A class of job seekers and background check company S2Verify must go back to the drawing board over their proposed $1 million settlement to close a Fair Credit Reporting Act case because it is ""overbroad,"" a California federal judge said Monday.

S2Verify, which handles employment screening, and the job seekers, who had reports run by the company, had submitted a proposed settlement for almost $1.1 million that would provide a flat $250 award for each class member.

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