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4 Considerations for Continuous Arrest Monitoring (And Why It Matters)

Posted by Marketing on October 29, 2019

The process of bringing new hires on board for most companies involves screening their financial, legal, and other background aspects relating to their history. Unfortunately, most employers do not consider the need to re-screen their employees after some time when they join their companies, which poses various risks on business operators.

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Topics: Background Checks, Criminal Record, Arrest Record, Employees, arrests

New York State Increases Fees for Criminal History Records

Posted by Pre-Employ Marketing on April 22, 2019

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.

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Topics: New York, Hiring Compliance, Criminal Record, Criminal Searches, Criminal Background Checks

Colorado's Sex Offender Registry Law is Unconstitutional

Posted by Bob Mather on September 12, 2017

 Judge Rules that Colorado' Sex Offender Registry Law is Unconstitutional 

On August 31, 2017, the U.S. District Court in Colorado ruled that Colorado's sex offender registry law is cruel and unusual punishment. Per U.S. District Court Judge Richard Matsch's ruling, the Colorado's sex-offender registry violated the Constitutional rights of three sex offenders who sued regarding the way the public has access to the list.

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Topics: Background Checks, Criminal Record, Criminal Background Checks

5 Myths of Hiring Ex-felons: Fact vs. Fiction

Posted by Bob Mather on March 20, 2017

Most people understand that the primary focus of a background screening company is to find criminal records and accurately report them to the entity requesting the information.

What many may not realize is employers across the nation are actively looking for criminal record activity in order to actually hire a felon. 

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Topics: Background Checks, Hiring Compliance, Criminal Record, Lawsuit, FTC, FCRA, Disclosure & Authorization Form, Adverse Action

Using a DIY Background Check in the Hiring Process Could Put Your Company at Risk

Posted by Stacy Prewitt on October 10, 2016

Do-it-yourself (DIY) background checks can appear to be faster and less expensive, but the quick and-easy approach may not serve even a small company’s best interests and could actually put your company at significant risk.

According to an article in Business News Daily, “The vast majority of these DIY websites specifically say they are not to be used as part of the employment screening process because the websites are not compliant with the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA).” Non-compliance with FCRA guidelines when doing a background check for employment have resulted in multi-million dollar lawsuits against employers.

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Topics: Human Resources, Background Checks, Hiring Compliance, Criminal Record, Employees, Applicant, Lawsuit, FTC, FCRA, Disclosure & Authorization Form, Adverse Action

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