It’s a sad state of affairs when we have to place our parents or grandparents in a nursing home. It is even worse when we have to worry about whether the employees will steal from our loved ones. Unfortunately, this happens more than you may wish to believe. It is such a huge problem, the […]
Daters often ask me if I would do a background check on the significant (or not so significant) other. This is especially popular for the brave souls who venture the online dating world. The conversation usually begins with one of the following: “I met this person online and I want to make sure he/she is […]
Recently, I’ve noticed background checks are suddenly newsworthy! Unfortunately, it is not usually good news. For example, the recent navy yard shooting by the IT dude is a topic of interest by many talking heads. The one point they are quick to discuss is the background check (or lack thereof) of the shooter. No one […]
The Federal Trade Commission sent letters to ten data broker companies warning that their practices could violate the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) after a test-shopping operation by the FTC indicated the companies were willing to sell consumer information without abiding by FCRA requirements.
In my recent newsletter, I wrote about the FTC and their recent crackdown on data brokers violating privacy laws. In a nutshell, there are background screening companies out there (the majority of them online) who are breaking privacy laws by promising to give you information you may not be legally privy to. For example, many […]
This type of thing is happening more often. The man in this video lied about a medical and pilot’s license. He even worked for a company using a fake medical license! Check resources before hiring anyone.
Can an employer conduct its due diligence and still avoid even the possibility of discrimination allegations–or worse, a lawsuit? Yes, it can!
As the owner of a background screening company, I often hear a pattern of concerns or statements from small business owners.
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