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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

FCRA Lawsuits Skyrocket 47%

Posted by Bob Mather on March 13, 2017

According to the latest Debt Collection Litigation and CFPB Complaint Statistics Report from WebReconConsumer litigation cases under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) and Telephone Consumer Protection Act all increased in January.

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Topics: FCRA, Lawsuits, FCRA Compliance, complaints, litigation

Background Checks & Class Action Suits: Who Really Wins?

Posted by Bob Mather on February 08, 2017

Starbucks, Home Depot, Wegmans, Lowes, Avis. What do these companies have in common? Lawsuits brought against them for improper criminal background checks. Class action and individual lawsuits are on the rise: nearly 4,000 last year alone.

While lawsuits are damaging, class action suits could be a death blow to your company. Grabbing the media spotlight, surging in SEO hits, class action suits have the potential not just to cost reparations and damages, they could damage your brand in the marketplace irreparably. As an HR Executive, that much media attention could mean the difference between having an office in the morning or considering a name change.

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Topics: Background Checks, FCRA, class action lawsuit, Lawsuits

Does "Ban the Box" Discriminate against Minorities?

Posted by Bob Mather on January 03, 2017

On the surface, withholding criminal history information from employers until late in the interview stage would seem to help African American and Hispanic men gain employment, but a recent study by The National Center of Economic Research claims just the opposite. 

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Topics: Ban the Box, FCRA, Discrimination

More than 10 employees in California?

Posted by Bob Mather on December 10, 2016

Ban the Box

In what may be a preview of things to come for all California employers, the Los Angeles City Council has voted (13-1) to pass a ‘Fair Chance Initiative’ (effective Jan 1, 2017) that will “Ban the Box” from job applications. The initiative will forbid public and private employers with more than 10 employees from asking applicants about criminal records while also requiring the delay of background checks until conditional job offers are made, according to a blog on the website of Councilman Curren D. Price (District 9).

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Topics: Ban the Box, FCRA

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