With FCRA Lawsuits on the Rise More Companies are at Risk!

A recent report shows that FCRA litigation increased 9.9% in 2016 from the previous year continuing a trend of increasing FCRA legal action against employers over the past 8 years. Littler reports that Geico, Disney and Southwest Airlines have all found themselves amidst FCRA class actions or lawsuits this year. A complaint was filed against…

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Changes to the HireSafe Portal User Interface coming March 7th!

On March 7th the HireSafe background check portal will be updated to a brand new user interface! This new interface will increase security and ease of use for our clients! Our partner Tazworks has been working hard to make sure this interface works for all our clients and we want to be sure you know…

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“Mystery Shopper” Letter and Fraudulent Check Scam Alert!

This week our small office was inundated with calls from all over regarding a letter and check that was sent to many addresses across the states. The letter stated basically that a “Daniel Gibson” with HireSafe has requested your help and wants you to be a mystery shopper at Walmart. The letter instructs the recipient…

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Uber Background Check Failures are a Warning for Small Company Employee Screening

On February 8th a court will visit the proposed $7.5 Million settlement as part of a class action lawsuit between Uber and terminated drivers regarding violations of FCRA regulations. According to Locke Lloyd, The court will make the final decision on the proposed settlement. After the court made a preliminary approval of the settlement over…

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Important New California Hiring Laws for 2018

The New Year brings four significant changes to the hiring process for California employers. For the remaining forty-nine states and territories the California model becomes the “best practice” format that will eventually be implemented nationwide. It’s important to understand that pre-employment background checks are completely legal and even recommended in California and throughout the United…

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Top 5 Settlements of 2017 for FCRA Violations, Number 1 is Record Breaking!

Compliance doesn’t just protect the applicant, it protects you! FCRA lawsuits for improper background check procedures are costly and below are a few of the highest settlements of 2017. You can bet if these huge companies are falling prey to simple FCRA regulation mistakes, smaller companies must always be vigilant. 5) JPMorgan $1.25 Million. J.P. Morgan…

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The cost of not background checking your potential employees

As attorneys continue to ramp up advertisement for their services we have seen an increase in lawsuits against employers. While a lot of these have to do with violations of FCRA guidelines and improper procedures when background checking new employees, some have to do with what happens after a candidate is hired. Recent lawsuits filed…

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