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Employer Beware!... 3 Reasons Not To Conduct Pre-offer Background Checks

Posted by Stacy Prewitt on August 23, 2016

Conducting background checks can reveal key information about employees that strongly indicates how they may perform on the job. However, the timing of when to take this step isn't always clear. While some employers might think that it’s a good idea to request a background check for every candidate that submits a job application, it’s really not to the employer’s advantage.

Consider these 3 factors when conducting background checks on your potential candidates. 

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Topics: Background Checks, EEOC, hiring compliance, interview process, criminal record, Age Discrimination, Lawsuit, Disclosure & Authorization Form, Adverse Action

Are Your Background Check Disclosure and Authorization Forms FCRA-Compliant?

Posted by Bob Mather on August 02, 2016

A rash of class action lawsuits is forcing employers to defend their background check disclosure and authorization forms. The current focus is on disclosure forms that include extraneous information. Here’s what you need to know to lessen your risk of a potential multi-million dollar class action lawsuit.

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Topics: HR Compliance, Lawsuit, FCRA, Disclosure & Authorization Form

How Your Old Hiring Process Might Be Putting You at Risk for a Lawsuit

Posted by admin on October 01, 2015

Today’s world of hiring practices can be tricky and easy to mess up.  It used to be a standard to ask right away if the applicant had a criminal record, but try and do that today and you could end up in a lawsuit for discrimination.

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Topics: hiring compliance, hiring process, Lawsuit, FCRA

LinkedIn Scores First Win in FCRA Class Action Lawsuit

Posted by Bob Mather on April 16, 2015

According to the courthouse news service website LinkedIn has won the first round (and perhaps the last round) in the class-action lawsuit targeting them for Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) violations.

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Topics: Lawsuit, FCRA, class action lawsuit

It's a Myth: "The Hiring Process Isn't of Concern to the Applicant"

Posted by Bob Mather on April 07, 2015

Interviewing for a job is tough, but the hiring process is even tougher.  After you sit through what feels like a thousand interviews, the company still needs to go through their standard hiring process before you officially land the job.  It’s a stressful time for anyone looking for a new job.

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Topics: hiring process, interview process, backgroundchecks, Lawsuit

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