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.
According to McKnight's long-term care news, an Indiana-based healthcare management group has been hit with a class-action lawsuit after a job applicant claimed she was denied a position at the company based on an allegedly false background check report.
Philadelphia is facing backlash over a proposed wage history law. Despite strong opposition, New York opted to sign a similar bill into law. Will New York face similar problems with their bill? Below we break down exactly what the bills cover, what the Philadelphia lawsuit is trying to fight, and what human resource managers can expect in the meantime.
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.
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.