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New Hope for New Yorkers With Criminal Convictions

Media Coverage Monday, November 27, 2017

Outten & Golden LLP: Madison Square Garden Allegedly Violated Background Check Laws

Press Release Wednesday, April 26, 2017

PRNewswire — Outten & Golden LLP

Madison Square Garden (“MSG”), the world-famous entertainment venue, allegedly violated federal and state law with its background check practices in making hiring decisions, according to a complaint filed in New York State Court today by the ...

Plaintiffs Attorney Says SEPTA Hiring Decision Affects Civil and Privacy Rights, Goes Against State Edicts

News Item Monday, August 29, 2016

The use of background checks in making hiring decisions is facing increased scrutiny, according to the lead plaintiffs’ attorney in Long v. the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA).

The plaintiffs in the Long case alleged that they were conditionally...

Outten & Golden LLP: Court Approves Landmark Settlement in Census Bureau Discrimination Class Action

Press Release Wednesday, September 21, 2016

A New York federal court approved the settlement of a landmark class action in which African American and Latino job applicants alleged illegal background check policies and practices at the U.S. Census Bureau denied them access to more than a million temporary jobs for the 2010 decennial census...

Fair Credit Reporting Act lawsuit against SEPTA one of rising number, attorney says

Media Coverage Friday, May 27, 2016

The recent federal class action lawsuit filed against Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority alleging violations of the Fair Credit Reporting Act and other laws is one of many making those claims, an attorney knowledgeable of the FCRA said during a recent interview.

"More and...

Outten & Golden LLP: NAACP Beats Back Employers’ Attempt to Escape Litigation in Discrimination Class Action

Press Release Monday, July 25, 2016

A New York state court ruled that information management giants NTT Data, Inc. and Philips Electronics North America Corp. will remain in a class action lawsuit alleging that major job search websites enable employers to illegally post job listings in New York City with blanket bans on...

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