FCRA Compliance and Your Background Screening Program~What You Should Know By Todd R. Carpenter

  By Anonymous  |    Thu Oct 01, 2015

Category: Background Screening

When conducting background checks, it’s important to understand and comply with the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). Regulated by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), the FCRA gives you and the applicant a fair method for processing employment screening reports. Businesses and organizations not complying with the FCRA face increased liability...

Controversial and Discriminatory Use of Job Applicant Credit Reports by Employers Tops Background Screening Trends List for 2011

  By Lester Rosen  |    Thu Jul 05, 2012

Category: Background Screening

For the past four years, Employment Screening Resources (ESR) – a leading background check provider to employers accredited by the National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS®) – has compiled a “Top Ten Trends in Background Screening” list of emerging and influential trends in employment background screening predicted...

Reference Checking: An Employer's Right & Responsibility

  By Anonymous  |    Wed Jun 27, 2012

Category: Background Screening

Geraldine McDonald bought an apartment in a building with an elaborate security system. Four months later, she was dead - murdered by the building maintenance man who confessed to the crime. Her family sued the real estate management company for negligent hiring. The maintenance man was familiar to Ms....

Background Checks Under Attack: EEOC Takes Aim at Hiring Practices

  By Diane J. Geller  |    Wed Jun 27, 2012

Category: Background Screening

This summer, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) signaled that it was planning to revisit its longstanding Guidance (found at http://www.eeoc.gov/policy/docs/arrest_records.html ) which explains when employers can use arrest and conviction records as a pre-employment screening criteria. The EEOC also said it was contemplating issuing new Guidance on...

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