And if you were employed by Kelly services as a temp worker check this out. A class action lawsuit claims they included a liability release for background checks they ran on workers. And that would be against the law.
If you had a report run between July 18, 2012 and January 23rd, 2014, you could get up to $272 back.
While these settlements can mean money for consumers, and hold businesses accountable, they could also be in jeopardy.
Scott Hardy with Top Class Actions says a federal bill, HR 985 could make it "impossible to file a class action in some consumer cases."
He says that's because same damages, names and addresses of all affected by the suit would have to be known.
Hardy says that could be impossible if millions of people are affected.
They likely paid different amounts, had different experiences — even though the underlying issues was the same. The bill has already passed the house and is on the way to the Senate. It also includes wording about limiting what attorneys can get from the suits.