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
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
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
New York State has increased fees for searched through their Office of Court Administration (OCA)
Following the governor’s fiscal year 2020 budget, New York will be increasing the fees associated with conducting a criminal record search in the State. New York was already one of the most expensive states to make a criminal record search in at $65. This budget has increased that fee to $95. Once the OCA enacts…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
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
Avoid seasonal employee disasters with employee background checks from HireSafe!
It’s that time of year again, while people squabble over coffee cup designs, and prepare to descend on retail establishments all over the US, companies are starting to hire extra employees to deal with the onslaught. Seasonal hiring hits it’s peak in the months preceding the holiday season and with just a few weeks to…Read More
Consumer Protection Increases and Compliance Changes with the Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act
Recently we alerted our clients to a change in the FCRA disclosures we send to screening candidates. You can view our post about it here, with a screenshot of the updated language used for our clients. This change was among new rules were set forth by the Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act…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