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
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
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
Are your employees really qualified? Some business owners are surprised to find out the truth!
Hiring employees without verifying their professional licenses, or academic qualifications can be a big risk to your company, your employees, and clients. When screening employees for positions that have higher responsibility like nurses, pharmacists, or truck driver’s due diligence is a legal requirement. If it turns out your new hire doesn’t have that license, or…Read More
Keep your company safe from legal nightmares and stay up to date with changing hiring laws with some of 2018’s best HR blogs!
With the new year upon us states all over the nation have updated their laws and regulations effective January 1st, 2019 but it’s not just the new year that brings legal changes for employers. Hiring laws, interview question regulations and application restrictions are constantly being updated at the federal, state and local level. As a…Read More
Don’t let national criminal record checks fool you! They aren’t compliant or accurate on their own!
Not many employment background check companies are willing to tell you this, but there is a litany of issues screening employees with only a national criminal record check. Companies all over the internet offer low prices on what they call, “national criminal record checks” which sounds a lot like the FBI’s National Criminal Information Center…Read More
What is Compliance? Why is it Important and What are the Repercussions of Noncompliance?
Whether you are new to the employment background check world or just new to HireSafe it’s normal to have questions about our practices! New and old clients alike have questions about why we use online forms, what goes into the cost of a background check, and what exactly compliance means to them. Over the Month…Read More
Online Employee Background Check Question and Answer Series from HireSafe: What Are Court Fees? Why do charges vary for each employee’s background check?
Whether you are new to the employment background check world or just new to HireSafe, it’s normal to have questions about our practices! New and old clients alike have questions about why we use online forms, what goes into the cost of a background check, and what exactly compliance means to them. Over the Month…Read More
ICE is Cracking Down in 2018, Act Fast to Ensure Your Company is Safe from Upcoming Audits!
The new year brought many HR Law changes to California and the US. At the same time, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has been cracking down hard with audits on Form I-9 compliance. Last week, the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) reported that “ICE agents conducted workplace raids on 77 businesses in San Francisco,…Read More
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…Read More