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
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
Employers must be extra vigilant as high profile news networks cover background screening compliance
A recent report from CBS detailed the dangers of background screening for business owners, but mostly warned candidates of the many non-compliant practice’s in use. As we have shared before, huge corporations like Whole Foods and Home Depot have paid out millions in FCRA class action lawsuits that challenge those companies background check procedures. This…Read More
Nevada employers may no longer be able to eliminate candidates using marijuana drug testing
After a new drug testing act was signed into law by governor Sisolak on June 5th, most employers in Nevada will no longer be allowed to conduct pre-employment drug screenings for marijuana. The act amends current Nevada law and becomes effective January 1st, 2020.Read More
Starbucks hit with multiple FCRA lawsuits after failing to follow adverse action requirements
While most people are talking about a Starbucks cup left in a recent Game of Thrones scene, business owners should be more concerned with the FCRA violations Starbucks is finding itself left with in an upcoming class action lawsuit. According to National Law Review the coffee giant is finding itself facing a class action lawsuit…Read More
Social Security Administration Cracking Down on Unmatched Social Security Numbers!
Recently employers have started to receive Social Security Number Employee Correction Request Notices. The administration has some tips on how to fix this issue.Read More
THC-free drug testing and cannabis industry background screening
At HireSafe we do our best to listen to our clients and bring them the products and information they need to make informed business decisions. That’s the kind of attitude that created our THC-free drug testing panel, and now our recommended screening package for the cannabis industry. THC-free drug testing Employers have been using our…Read More