In 2018, the number of filed FCRA cases hit an all-time high with more than 4,500 cases (that’s 377 filed cases a month, and 87 cases filed a week). Most of these cases focus on hyper-technical violations that end with settlements in the millions. These compliance-related cases are the most contentious and expensive litigation areas for employers.
Sadly, there are law firms across the country who specialize in the FCRA, TCPA, and other consumer litigation and hire “test litigants” to apply to carriers — just to see if they make any mistakes. Should this happen to you and it’s found that you aren’t complying, you could find yourself in a class-action lawsuit that could lead to closing your doors forever — more than likely over something that could have easily been avoided.
Compliance gets a lot of attention in the trucking industry and one of our passions here at Tenstreet is making sure you know what’s new and what’s changed. Here’s how we help:
1. Monthly Educational Compliance Webinars
Our in-house legal counsel hosts these educational webinars and goes into great detail over topics such as Adverse Action, Individualized Assessment, Pay Equity, Disclosure & Authorization, §1681m, Fair Chance Laws, Consumer Letters, Privacy Policies, and more. You get free training over the hot-button issues in today’s DOT-compliant world and learn how to address the changes to existing rules and regulations so your company can adjust course. As we find out more about the topics you want to learn about and as the horizon continues to change, we’ll take deep dives into these topics as well. Additionally, we hit on the services that Tenstreet provides to help make these waters easy to navigate.
Tenstreet’s Compliance Center
This free service will make it easier than ever to see what areas you’re compliant in and which ones may need more attention. The Compliance Center provides a platform for all key compliance players to come together, so it’s easy to see what services or categories they belong to and whether or not they’re implemented for you.
Then you can go more in-depth and learn what each piece means and how it works by clicking on each section. For example, the 1681m:
Interested in learning more about the Compliance Center?
Blog, Email, and Login Notifications
We’ve been communicating with you for awhile about all things compliance via our blogs, webinars, emails, newsletters, and login notifications. And while these communications aren’t new, they’re not about to stop any time soon. The last thing we want for our clients is for them to undergo a lawsuit (or even more damaging, a class-action lawsuit) over something that could have been trivial to correct. We don’t want you to wonder what your company might be missing. We want you to know.
As U.S. Deputy Attorney General Paul McNulty wisely said, “If you think compliance is expensive – try non-compliance.” But just kidding, don’t. Make sure you take advantage of all of Tenstreet’s compliance tools, trainings, and communications to help you stay up-to-date with compliance-related news, make sure you’re doing what you need to do, and ultimately, stay on the other side of a lawsuit.
Feeling a little behind the curve?
Visit our Compliance page and start learning more today! And remember, we’re here to help if you have any questions. Just contact your Account Manager or click on the “Talk to Tenstreet” button in the upper right corner of your screen.