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BMW, Dollar General sued for job discrimination

Jun 12, 2013
The government is suing BMW and discount retailer Dollar General, saying their use of criminal background checks unfairly discriminates against African Americans.
Posted In: discrimination, employment, background check, BMW

Online gun sales take off

Apr 17, 2013
Failure of efforts to require background checks casts spotlight on online gun sales.
Posted In: gun sales, guns, background check

Background check: what it really takes to buy a gun

Feb 7, 2013
In most states, buyers fill out a federal form that the gun dealer keeps in his shop. In restrictive states, for some guns, buyers need to provide references.
Posted In: guns, background check

Background checks and fishing expeditions

Aug 3, 2012
Tess is joined by Paddy Hirsch and David Lazarus to answer listeners questions.
Posted In: class action lawsuits, letters, background check, david lazarus, paddy hirsch

Faulty background checks hurt job hunters

Apr 11, 2012
The National Consumer Law Center says it's the wild west for background-screening report companies that provide shoddy reports.
Posted In: background check, Jobs