My topic today is the difference in background checks-both in types and in providers. So, first let’s talk about the difference between types of background checks. There are many types of background checks-from criminal, to motor vehicle, credit, eviction, civil records, I9s, etc. You can access background checks in many ways-online, snail mail or […]
Let’s talk about the difference between a criminal arrest and conviction and why it matters to you. First, a criminal arrest is just that- it means a person was arrested for some reason. A conviction is totally different. A conviction means the person has gone through the court process and is assumed guilty of a […]
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!