Is an MVR report necessary for all prospective employees?
A Motor Vehicle Record (MVR) search contains information on a candidate’s driving history. This data is sourced directly from the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV). What information may appear on a Motor Vehicle Records search? License number License class License status Full legal name Date of birth Accidents Traffic violations Vehicular crimes Suspensions Who benefits…Read More
We’re now entering the fourth week of this pandemic which seems to have touched virtually everyone on the planet. Hopefully, science will soon provide the relief that is essential to our recovery. Until that time life must go on, and it does. HireSafe is fully functional as we have put into place our disaster operational…Read More
We are closely monitoring the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak and the local, national, and international responses to minimize the spread of the disease. Our top priority is the health and safety of our clients and staff. Being in business since 1997, HireSafe has weathered numerous storms both literal and figurative. Today is no different, and ultimately…Read More
The California Consumer Privacy Act
The California Consumer Privacy Act, or CCPA, is an unprecedented privacy law that went into effect January 1, 2020. CCPA is expected to be the strictest data privacy law in the U.S. and will accomplish three major objectives, giving California residents the right to: Know what information businesses are collecting about them Tell a business…Read More
Consumer Financial Protection Bureau report on background screening highlights the importance of compliance!
Earlier this month the CFPB released a report on the background screening industry. The report details how background reports including criminal records are generated, how those reports are used by employers and issues those reports can have with accuracy. The report also explains the potential hire’s rights when consumer reports are used for employment including…Read More
Background screening using the HireSafe QuickApp keeps your business compliant and more!
QuickApp by TazWorks is the tool HireSafe clients use to start the background check process on a prospective employee. Using it is as simple as entering contact information for the individual you would like to screen, and pressing send! In addition to being FAST, the QuickApp has three main benefits: Compliance: The TazWorks portal sends…Read More
New password requirements for the HireSafe instascreen background screening portal
This week our background screening partner TazWorks updated the password requirements for the instascreen background screening portal. New portal login credentials must meet the following criteria: Minimum 12 characters Contain at least one letter Contain at least one special character Contain at least one digit As always, we recommend not only using strong passwords, but…Read More
3 Biggest Compliance Hurdles for Small Businesses
We’ve seen many large businesses paying huge FCRA settlements but small businesses can be caught in costly background check compliance traps as well.Read More
FCRA lawsuits have big companies paying out millions for non-compliant background checks
A report last month from Good Jobs First, highlighted the huge amounts big companies are paying out in the face of FCRA lawsuits. These class action lawsuits totaled over $174 million in the past decade, for a wide range of violations. When even big companies are making mistakes that cost millions, how can you be…Read More