Onsite Inspections To Comply with the FCRA

Overall 11.5 million people are victims of identity theft every year. The perpetrators are using consumer information in order to commit these crimes. Consumer information includes identifiers of an individual such as, legal name, social security number, address, driver’s license number, phone number, email address, employment history, and financial information. This information is often collected…

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Nebraska Implements “Ban the Box”

Nebraska is now the eleventh state to implement legislation banning employers from asking job applicants about previous criminal activity on job applications. In a movement now known as “Ban the Box,” applicants will no longer have to disclose previous criminal activity until their potential employer has determined that the applicant has met the minimum job…

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New Background Screening E-Learning Orientation will revolutionize the way employers approach employment background checks

Employers Choice Screening’s new interactive Background Screening Client Orientation training will allow users to successfully navigate through the compliance and regulation issues pertaining to employment background checks. This “First of its kind” training includes instructional videos, quizzes, and successful completion of the course will generate a certificate. The course content was developed by experts who…

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EEOC Case Dismissed Against Kaplan

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) was dealt a huge blow when it experienced a dismissal of its claim against Kaplan Higher Education Corp. The EEOC alleged that Kaplan violated Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act through taking into account applicants’ credit history when making an employment decision. The decision handed down by…

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Manhattan’s Basketball Coach Questionable Resume

The University of South Florida was in negotiations to hire Manhattan men’s basketball head coach Steve Masiello; however the deal was nixed as soon as South Florida discovered a discrepancy on Masiello’s resume during his pre-hiring background check. Mr. Masiello’s biography on Manhattan’s website claims that Masiello graduated from the University of Kentucky with a…

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Nationwide CRA Charged With Violating FCRA

A civil complaint was filed against a nationwide leading Credit Reporting Agency (CRA) for violating both Federal and State law by furnishing information to retailers about criminal cases involving suspicion of theft or fraud that did not result in a conviction. It is alleged that the CRA sold memberships to retailers who would provide information…

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Employment Background Checks Can Benefit Both Employers and Applicants Alike

More and more employers are using employment background checks to screen applicants in order to minimize potential legal and financial exposures. Rising concerns of workplace violence, negligent-hiring and wrongful termination lawsuits, and other problems are forcing many employers to make well informed hiring decisions. There are advantages for the employer including saving time and money,…

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You Can’t Afford Not To Know Who You Hire!

Businesses lose billions of dollars each year because they hire candidates with criminal records! Sexual harassment, theft, violence in the workplace, and negligent hiring are issues that should concern employer’s everyday. In a world where obtaining valuable information is becoming less expensive, more accessible and even more necessary, not enough businesses recognize the value of…

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Federal Background Screening Contractor Accused of “Dumping” Background Reports

U.S. prosecutors have filed charges against background screening company USIS (U.S. Investigations Services) for allegedly completing background reports without having gone through a quality review process. USIS utilized a computer program to “flush” or “dump” background checks which would label the report as “complete” when in fact no quality review was conducted. This is in…

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