Gaps in Reporting Criminal Records

Share:Fugitives are often able to purchase firearms illegally because the National Instant Background Check System is not always up to date. There are two distinct governmental gaps that are not updated on a regularly. The first is from the local court to the state. The second is from the state to the FBI. If the..

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Legalized Marijuana – Burden to HR

Share:Both Colorado and Washington have legalized the use of marijuana. Employers in those states are still promoting drug-free work environments. Although it is legal to smoke marijuana in those states, courts uphold the right for employers to maintain drug-free work environments. For some employees this differentiation has been hard to understand. Employers are finding that..

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Incorrect Reporting? – Meyer and the National Tenant Network

Share:In a recent case in San Francisco, Harold Meyer claimed that National Tenant Network supplied an incorrect sex offender report to both his employer and landlord and then refused to provide him with a copy of the report. Because of the negative information in the report, Mr. Meyer was denied employment and residency. There are..

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An EEOC/FTC Guide to Background Checks

Share:During the hiring process, keeping stride with current regulation and compliance can be difficult especially for smaller businesses. There are many considerations including: equality, authorization to release information, adverse action, and record maintenance. Recently, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the Federal Trade Commission jointly published a quick guide for using background checks for pre-employment..

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Background Screening and the Navy Yard Shooting

Share:An investigation into the Navy Yard Shooting by Aaron Alexis brings to the surface a few key concerns for proper background screenings. Although the Aaron Alexis’ flawed background screening was for government security clearance, some of the same concerns apply to pre-employment background screenings. First read the “Report: D.C. Navy Yard Shooting Exposes Flaws in..

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FCRA Tackles Whole Foods

Share:To run a background screening, you must have a signed consent form. The form must be the proper form and it must be signed prior to running the screening. Whole Foods is in a class action suit for purportedly skirting these requirements. If you are concerned about the consent form you are using, please contact..

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Confirm Choice Appoints New Operations Manager

February 10, 2014 | posted in: Company Updates | by

Share:Fast Growing Background Screening Company Strengthens Resources Nashville, TN – Confirm Choice announces that Misty M. Keenan has joined the firm as the new Operations Manager. In her new role, she will oversee Confirm Choice’s experienced team of researchers and IT specialists. “I am very excited about joining the Confirm Choice team and help build..

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Recommended Procedures for FCRA Compliance

Share:The EEOC caused a stir last year as it sought to regulate further the background screening industry. Meanwhile, the FCRA has put into place many guidelines that employers are already required to follow. In “Don’t Overlook the Fair Credit Reporting Act” Timothy McConville has laid out some recommendations for staying in compliance.

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Regulation on Event Data Recorders in Motor Vehicles

January 30, 2014 | posted in: MVR, Privacy | by

Share:S. 1925, The “Driver Privacy Act”, a bill introduced by Sen. Jon Hoeven (R-ND), establishes guidelines for accessing and using the information found on event data records in passenger motor vehicles.

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The FTC Protecting the Transparency of Data

January 21, 2014 | posted in: FTC, Privacy | by

Share:As data brokers, we are often complying to FTC regulation. The FTC has turned its attention to the transparency of reports developed by data brokers. One month ago, Jessie Rich, Director of the FTC, presented “What Information Do Data Brokers Have On Consumers, and How Do They Use It?” before the Committee on Commerce, Science..

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