Posts Tagged ‘Compliance’
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
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
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
Adverse Action Compliance Update
We’ve updated our Adverse Action Notification in an ongoing compliance integration effort. Compliance improvements protect applicant rights, while saving your company from avoidable legal issues. Previously, there were two document options that have been removed: Step #3-A: Final Adverse Action – Employment Denial Step #3-B: Final Adverse Action – Rescinding the Offer These are now…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
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…Read More
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…Read More