Update: Philadelphia Ban the Box Proposal

February 1, 2016 | posted in: Ban the Box, FCRA | by

Share:Philadelphia has amended Chapter 9-3500 of the city code to implement the following changes, effective March 14th, 2016: The ordinance applies to all employers in Philadelphia, with the only exception being law enforcement. Employers cannot inquire about an applicant’s criminal history until a conditional job offer has been made. Employers cannot ask whether an applicant..

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New Hampshire MVR Fee Increase

January 27, 2016 | posted in: MVR | by

Share:Effective March 1st, 2016, the New Hampshire state fee for Driver Records will increase from $12.00 to $13.00 per record. If you have any questions, please call or e-mail our support team and we would be happy to answer them for you.

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FCRA Update: State Disclosures

Share: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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Confirm Choice releases a newly integrated platform for both Background Checks and Drug Screening.

January 21, 2016 | posted in: Drug Screening, Technology | by

Share:Confirm Choice, a leading provider of background checks and drug screening, is pleased to announce the rollout of their newly integrated online platform. With the recent round of enhancements to their web-based customer portal, they are offering a centralized location for clients to order and manage both background checks and drug screening in one easy..

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Small Business Certification

December 30, 2015 | posted in: Uncategorized | by

Share:We are proud to announce that we have been certified by the Governor’s Office of Diversity Business Enterprise as a Small Business Enterprise. You can download a copy of our certificate here and our certification can also be confirmed via the Diversity Business Certified Directory. This means that we are now able to fulfill requirements..

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New Compliance Initiative Takes Effect 12/1/15

Share:To Our Clients & Partners: In keeping with our dedication to compliance, and due to the recent increase in litigation against employers and CRAs, we will be enacting a new Compliance Initiative which requires some changes to our reporting. Effective December 1, 2015, we will no longer be reporting cases with a disposition of dismissed,..

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Background Checks: What Employers Need to Know

October 14, 2015 | posted in: Uncategorized | by

Share:The laws regulating background checks used for employment purposes are constantly changing, but the FCRA remains the overall standard. The EEOC and FTC have issued guidance for employers to help streamline the use of background checks in the hiring process. Background Checks: What Employers Need to Know This document should help explain exactly what employers..

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Advanced FCRA Certification

September 22, 2015 | posted in: Uncategorized | by

Share:We’re pleased to inform you that Joi Schurman and Brandon de la Cruz have both renewed their FCRA Advanced Certification this year. Confirm Choice is committed to staying informed of the many laws that govern our industry in order to keep you informed of the areas that impact your business. FCRA Advanced Certification is provided..

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BMW Settles with EEOC for $1.6 Million

September 9, 2015 | posted in: Background Check Requirements, EEOC, Title VII | by

Share:In 2013, the EEOC filed suit against BMW for their employment practices, alleging that the automaker illegally fired employees who were found ineligible under the corporate hiring policy. The policy was cited as overly broad, meaning that certain types of crimes were an automatic disqualifier regardless of how long ago the crime occurred or whether..

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Uber Criticized for Background Checks, But Many Services Do Far Less

August 28, 2015 | posted in: Uncategorized | by

Share:In a new case of mixing good information with bad, several California counties have brought a civil suit against ride-sharing service Uber on the grounds that their background checks do not meet state standards. Taxi drivers are required to submit to a LiveScan fingerprint check, which the counties insist is “the most comprehensive form of..

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