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.
Employers Choice Screening to exhibit at the 2012 Professionals in Human Resources Association Annual Conference
Employers Choice Screening to exhibit at the 2012 Professionals in Human Resources Association Annual Conference being held at the Anaheim Convention Center on August 27-29, 2012. Please stop by our booth (101) for exciting raffles, giveaways, or just to say hi. Convention Center Booth 101 Stop by to win a Kindle Fire (One will be…Details
Due to a recent ruling by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), social media searches are allowed to be included in the background screening process. This is a somewhat controversial decision, as no regulations are in place to guide employers and background screening companies. What parameters are screening companies going to use when reporting social media…Details
Spokeo, a data broker that gathers and sells information profiles on millions of consumers, will have to pay $800,000 fine to settle a Federal Trade Commission (FTC) charge. The Federal Trade Commission alleges that Spokeo violated the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) by marketing its services to recruiters, Human Resource departments, and Background Screening companies…Details
Recently it was determined that the CEO of Yahoo had “bent the truth” regarding his educational background. Mr. Scott Thompson claimed to receive a Bachelor’s degree in accounting and computer science from Stonehill College. Researchers looking into his background determined that Mr. Thompson had only received a degree in accounting; he never received a degree…Details
I’ve been writing about social media for a while now, particularly how employers are utilizing social media profiles as a screening tool. I thought I had heard it all regarding social media background searches until I read this article. A recent report by The Globe and Mail covers one employer who recently resorted to asking…Details
A New York woman has been charged with stealing approximately $1 million dollars from the Catholic Archdiocese of New York. Anita Collins was hired by the church in 2003 working as an accounts payable clerk in the department of education. Her duties included issuing checks, making payments to vendors, and processing invoices (which made it…Details
Be careful when seeking new employment while trying not to notify a current employer. When clients order a background screening report requesting that we verify current employment for a potential new hire, we, as a courtesy, reconfirm with the client that we have the applicant’s permission to do so. There is potential liability for contacting…Details
A class action lawsuit has been filed against Capital One for violating the Fair Credit Reporting Act. On December 6, 2011, Nichols Kaster, PLLP, filed the lawsuit on behalf of Kevin Smith, accusing Capital One of violating two sections of the FCRA. The first alleges that Capital One’s disclosure and authorization form is flawed, purposely…Details