Higbee & Associates attorney, Natasha Buchanan, was extensively quoted in a USA Today article entitled, “FDIC Quietly Changes Rules That Cost Thousands Their Jobs,” which highlights the FDIC regulation change that was likely inspired by the story of Richard Eggers.  Mr. Eggers, a 69 year old Wells Fargo Employee, was terminated after a background check revealed he had been convicted in 1963 for putting a cardboard cutout of a dime in a washing machine, nearly 50 years after the offense.


Ms. Buchanan starts the interview explaining the need for the regulation change to FDIC Section 19 enforcement.  She explains how that under the old regulation the same offense in California would be eligible under de minimis criteria preserving one’s employment, whereas if it was committed in Arizona, it would not be and the employee would be terminated.


Ms. Buchanan serves clients all over the United States and has helped dozens of former banking and financial institution employees appeal their disqualification for employment so that they could return to their careers.  She is a highly sought after attorney in this field based on her experience and expertise as it pertains to employment eligibility under Section 19 of FDIC regulations.


The article can be read at http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2013/07/25/fdic-quietly-changes-rule-that-cost-thousands-their-jobs/2588311/


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