Legislation has passed as part of the 2019/2020 New York State budget that increases the cost of the criminal history record fees conducted by the Office of Court Administration’s (OCA) Criminal History Records Search (CHRS) Unit to $95 each. The legislation fee increase is now in effect.
E-Verify and Form i9 Compliance in the workplace continues to be a major point of concern for both the federal government and employers who may be subject to audits and/or raids.
Background checks are assumed seemingly standard and straightforward but as Petco Animal Supplies found the hard way the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) contains very strict protocols and technicalities that can cost your company millions if not followed precisely.
The holiday season is in full swing in America. It's a time for family and joy, but no matter the festive atmosphere, employers and even volunteer organizations have to keep on guard for unsuitable job applicants by using background checks. That notion is only further entrenched after an animal shelter in Illinois found out in 2017 that their "fill in Santa" was a registered sex offender.
We all know what a stock broker is, but what about a data broker?
Advances in technology have allowed us to collect and store data at an unprecedented rate. It's not just numbers that are being housed in ever-expanding databases, personal information is too. The influence big data plays in the current digital age has also prompted some to try harnessing these capabilities for commercial gain. Data brokers are becoming more common and more powerful, but as their profile increases, so does the pressure coming down from the federal government.