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June 20 2019

7­-Eleven Will Pay $2M to Settle Background Check Class Action

Under the terms of a proposed class action settlement, 7-Eleven will establish a settlement fund of $1,972,500 to compensate about 60,000 job applicants who claimed that the company violated the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) when it failed to provide a “standalone” notice of background checks.

The hearing for preliminary approval is scheduled for July 15. Although the convenience store chain does not admit any wrongdoing, it has agreed to settle the claims to avoid the risks and costs of continuing to litigate the issue.