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Slow Background Checks? Try a Larger Service Provider

Posted by Bob Mather on September 22, 2017

The frustration and potential loss of productivity due to slow background checks holding up the hiring process within a business is not something to be ignored or tolerated as an inconvenience. Too many hiring managers simply write off the process as inherently slow without investigating why or how it could improve.

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Topics: Background Checks, SLA, Service Level Agreements, Vendor Evaluation

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, Background Check, Criminal Background Checks

California Sues Itself (Yes, It's True)

Posted by Bob Mather on August 29, 2017

For over 20 years pre-employ.com has been accessing court records for employers for pre-employment screening needs. Millions of documents have been retrieved for the criminal record and civil record background check process. This particular record has everyone here scratching their heads in disillusion.

In a bizarre case of big government gone awry, the California Employment Development Department (EDD) is suing itself.

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Topics: Lawsuits, California Law, California Lawsuits, California Employment Development Department, EDD, Employment Development Department

New York City’s "Fair Chance Act" Spurs Class Action Lawsuit Against Employer

Posted by Marketing on August 10, 2017

According to a story published on the Bloomberg Law website (Labor and Employment Section), the Barclays Center, home of the NBA’s Brooklyn Nets, unlawfully denies employment to job seekers with criminal records without giving them required notice of their rights or a chance to explain their convictions, a proposed class of workers alleges (Kelly v. Brooklyn Events Ctr., LLC , E.D.N.Y., No. 1:17-cv-04600, class complaint filed 8/4/17).

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Topics: class action lawsuit, Lawsuits, Fair Chance Initiative

Found a Criminal Record? Proceed with Caution

Posted by Bob Mather on August 08, 2017

Most human resource professionals have an incredibly busy work week. Piles of resumes on the desk, hiring deadlines to meet and more. When a background check comes back with a criminal record, many human resources (HR) leaders simply reject the candidate and move on to the next candidates.

The rejection of an applicant based on an obvious "no hire" criminal record rule is one of the most common lawsuits hitting employers in the United States today. Plaintiffs lawyers are hitting corporations with lawsuits, alleging failure to follow adverse action protocols at an astonishing rate. 

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Topics: FCRA, Adverse Action, FCRA Compliance

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