Pre-Employment Screening

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September 7, 2017 | posted in: Pre-Employment Screening, Social Media, Technology | by

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Global Security Search

The Global Security Search, which was released earlier this year, has officially replaced the old Homeland Security Search, which is being discontinued. What this means is that you will be getting over 1,000 more sources than were previously being searched. This will not change your pricing and all other aspects of your reports will stay […]

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Washington MVR Audits

States regularly run audits on companies who order MVRs, and Washington is no exception. The difference is Washington requires a specific state form to be signed by each person that an MVR is requested for. Washington MVR Release of Interest Please make sure that your records are up to date and that you have a […]

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Employers Use of Background Check Reports and Limitations on Use

Are you an employer that conducts pre-employment background checks for new hires, or maybe background checks for existing employees for promotion, reassignment or retention purposes? Ever randomly wonder if you can use that report and information in it for a purpose other than employment screening? The short answer is, no. The FTC recently posted on […]

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Spokeo v. Robins: Supreme Court Decision Announced

Spokeo v. Robins has been a closely-followed case among background screening companies because of the potential ramifications of the claims made in the lawsuit. Thomas Robins discovered that his Spokeo profile contained inaccurate information about him and filed suit alleging that Spokeo had willfully failed to comply with the FCRA. The Supreme Court announced its […]

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New York City: New Guidance Issued for Fair Chance Act

According to an advisory released by NAPBS, New York City's Commission on Human Rights has issued updated legal guidance in regards to compliance with the Fair Chance Act and the NYC Human Rights Law. The guidance specifically states that "inquiring" includes conducting a criminal background check (either by the employer or a third party screening […]

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The Value of Background Checks—A Legally Compliant Screening Program

(This post was written by Montserrat Miller, a partner at Arnall Golden Gregory in Washington, D.C.) The Affordable Care Act provides grants to states to implement background check programs for prospective long-term-care employees in settings such as nursing facilities, home health agencies and hospices. The grant program, known as the National Background Check Program (NBCP), […]

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Can hiring ex-offenders make a business more profitable?

A recent article in The Guardian asks this question. EEOC guidance on hiring individuals with a criminal record states that the record must be considered in context. This may be one reason for that line of thinking: more than 65 million people in the United States have a criminal record, and 600,000 inmates are released […]

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Compliance: Can you require applicants to pay for their background checks?

This is an issue that we see from time to time. Either a client will invoice their applicants for the cost of a background check, or they will arrange for their applicants to contact the CRA directly to purchase a check. While this is currently legal in most states, there are a few potential issues […]

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FCRA Update: State Disclosures

A case that is currently pending in California federal court is calling into question whether the FCRA's mandate of a “clear and conspicuous” written notice permits employers to include any additional language at all on a Disclosure and Authorization form. Stanford University is being sued for violating this section of the FCRA by including state […]

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