Changes to Summary of Rights Required by FCRA Effective September 21, 2018

What are the changes? Effective September 21st, the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) requires a new notice of rights be included whenever a consumer is required to receive a summary of rights required by FCRA section 609. This addition added by the Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act and according to an interim…

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Online Employee Background Check Question and Answer Series from HireSafe: Why Do We Use online Documents and Forms? Why not Paper or Fax?

There are many reasons why HireSafe uses digital signatures and online forms for our screening services. Among the most important are accuracy, information security and legal compliance. Accuracy By using our secure web portal potential hires can fill in their own address history and background information. This has many positive effects. Firstly, it lowers costs…

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HR Professionals Agree, Employment Background Checks are Necessary and Almost All Professionals are Using Background Screening

Background screening is an imperative part of the hiring process and a recent survey of Human Resource professionals by HR.com and the National Association of Professional Background Screeners (napbs) found that over 95% are conducting some sort of background check. The study surveyed professionals to find what sort of background checks they were using, which…

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Want to Hire the Best Drivers? Add Criminal History Background Checks to Your Current Driver Screening Program

Most trucking and transportation companies already have a DOT required drug testing program through a consortium or Third-Party Administrator. These manage driver’s random drug tests required by the Department of Transportation. While these programs keep drivers safe, the current screening programs used by trucking companies, delivery companies and other transportation companies that require DOT drug…

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Employee Drug Testing Panel Without THC, Now at HireSafe!

Marijuana regulations have gone up in smoke recently and that means higher stakes for employers that want to screen candidates for the drug. The current saliva tests for THC can test positive for individuals that used 40-60 days ago which could be like screening out employees because they had a beer a month ago! Employers…

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Adverse Action Procedures Should be Followed Even if the Background Check is Accurate

A recent case reported by Troutman Sanders involved Jerome Ratliff, Jr. a potential employee of A&R Logistics who filed a suit alleging an FCRA violation after they were denied employment. The plaintiff’s complaint alleged the company did not follow proper adverse action procedures. In this case the background check was accurate, but the company failed…

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