60 MinutesSunday night 60 minutes aired a very shocking story relating to consumer credit reports. The segment, “40 Million Mistakes: Is your credit report accurate?” found that errors were a prevalent problem in consumer credit reports. According to a government study mentioned in the segment, 40 million consumers in the United States have an error…Details
You can now add K-Mart to the list of big businesses that have fined for violating the Fair Credit Reporting Act. The major retailer reached a settlement that will pay three million dollars in damages to more than 64,500 members of a class-action suit. The lawsuit alleged that K-Mart violated federal law by failing to…Details
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has put mobile app companies that provide background checks on notice. Two Minnesota companies recently settled charges that their mobile apps violated federal consumer protection laws. The FTC claims that Filiquarian and Choice Level violated the FCRA by not ensuring maximum possible accuracy with records it reported, and by not…Details
Effective November 18, 2012, businesses in Newark, New Jersey that have more than 5 employees must comply with a new city ordinance, 12-1630). This ordinance states that employers may not run a criminal background check until after a conditional job offer of employment is made and may only run checks on those employed in “sensitive”…Details
Last week the Today Show ran a segment that criticized background screening firms for making outrageous errors and costing people potential jobs. As a professional background screener, I take my work seriously. I understand that ratings and page hits bring in ad-revenue, but I feel that the information discussed during this segment was borderline irresponsible.…Details
Yesterday a Fresno, California factory worker shot and killed two of his co-workers and injured two others before killing himself. Lawrence Jones, a 42-year old ex-convict had been working at an area chicken processing plant for the last 14 months is believed to be the perpetrator. According to police, Jones carefully singled out his victims.…Details
A federal Judge for the Eastern District Court of Michigan recently awarded plaintiffs in a civil class action lawsuit $22,783,500.00. The plaintiffs in the case were 33,500 U.S. residents who were deceived into purchasing fraudulent high schools diplomas from “Belford High School”. “Belford High School” and “Belford University” are both based in Pakistan. Belford sold…Details
Since not a lot of history is out there regarding our industry I thought I might share this post with all of you. Innovators in the Background Check Industry Henry Fielding – The creator of the forerunner to the modern police records system, Henry Fielding’s contributions to law enforcement and modern private investigation is undeniable.…Details
HireRight Solutions, an employment background screening company has been ordered to pay $2.6 million to settle Federal Trade Commission (FTC) charges that claimed HireRight.com violated the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) by failing to use reasonable procedures to assure the maximum possible accuracy of information contained in their reports. This marks the second largest civil…Details
Employers Choice Screening Exhibiting at the 33rd Annual California Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Convention
Employers Choice Screening to exhibit at the 33rd Annual California Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Convention being held at the San Diego Marriott Mission Valley on August 17, 2012.
Please stop by our booth for information regarding our services, giveaways, or just to say hi.