Posts Tagged ‘background check’
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
HR Professionals Agree, Employment Background Checks are Necessary and Almost All Professionals are Using Background Screening
Background screening is an imperative part of the hiring process and a recent survey of Human Resource professionals by HR.com and the National Association of Professional Background Screeners (napbs) found that over 95% are conducting some sort of background check. The study surveyed professionals to find what sort of background checks they were using, which…Read More
Top 5 Settlements of 2017 for FCRA Violations, Number 1 is Record Breaking!
Compliance doesn’t just protect the applicant, it protects you! FCRA lawsuits for improper background check procedures are costly and below are a few of the highest settlements of 2017. You can bet if these huge companies are falling prey to simple FCRA regulation mistakes, smaller companies must always be vigilant. 5) JPMorgan $1.25 Million. J.P. Morgan…Read More
What a National Criminal Background Check Won’t Tell You About Your Potential Employee
A misconception in the employment background check industry is that a single nationwide database exists that can be used to immediately ensure the safety of your potential hire. In reality, no completely accurate national database exists and any that might be good enough, are not available to the public. Unfortunately, far too many businesses, churches,…Read More
Looking for a cheap background check report? Not so fast says US federal appeals court!
According to Reuters, the U.S. Supreme court will hear a case on whether a California company willfully violated the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) by publishing false online data. On Tuesday, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals revived California resident Thomas Robin’s lawsuit accusing Spokeo Inc. of violating the FCRA by publishing a damaging…Read More