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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

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

5 Risk-Reducing Tips for Healthcare Background Screening

Posted by Stacy Prewitt on September 06, 2016

Healthcare providers need to meet several federal and state compliance requirements in order to reduce legal risks, fraud and the protect their patients and their information.

Recruiting and hiring the right healthcare employee can add different levels of risk to your company. Performing a comprehensive background check and verifying licenses on all candidates, employees, volunteers, and contractors can be an effective way to reveal potential risks or concerns that ultimately affect your company.

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Topics: Background Checks, hiring compliance, criminal record, Lawsuit, FTC, FCRA, Healthcare, education verification, Disclosure & Authorization Form, Adverse Action

FCRA Violation Costs Mobile Background Check App Company

Posted by admin on January 14, 2013

Employers that use consumer reporting agencies to conduct background checks should be absolutely sure the provider operates in a compliant manner, particularly regarding the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). Failure to do so will warrant federal investigation and punitive measures for the agency that can reflect badly on businesses that used its services, as a recent case demonstrates.

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Topics: Background Checks, FTC, FCRA, Consumer Reporting Agency

FTC Takes Action Against CRA's Using Background Checks in Violation of FCRA

Posted by admin on December 19, 2012

The FCRA includes significant protections relating to the use of consumer reports for employment purposes, and 2012 proved the FTC is committed to using their resources to ensure that job applicants, employees, and consumers are protected.

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Topics: HR Compliance, Background Checks, Lawsuit, FTC, FCRA

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