Compliance

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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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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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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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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