September 2012 issue  
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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 Solutions 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
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Register to attend our CA AB 1825 Sexual Harassment Awareness Training workshop. This training is mandatory for companies. Coming to a city near you: Los Angeles, Sacramento...
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Introduction from the Editor

In this edition of our monthly e-newsletter, we are featuring an article on the Federal Trade Commission’s ruling against HireRight Solutions. HireRight was ordered to pay $2.6 million for violating provisions of the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). The FTC found that HireRight failed to use reasonable procedures to assure the maximum possible accuracy of information contained in their reports.

Our legal alert covers a new bill in New Jersey titled “School Bus Safety and Child Protection Act”. This pending law would require volunteers who work with children in the New Jersey educational system to be screened for criminal activity.

Finally, our tip of the month revisits the importance of the Pre-Adverse / Adverse Action process, which is required anytime an employer takes adverse action based on a background screening report.

Please forward our e-newsletter to friends and colleagues who may benefit from our published information.


Cody Farzad,
Vice President/Editor

By Khodadawd “Cody” J. Farzad

This is a follow up to a blog I posted on October 27, 2011 entitled “School Bus Safety Laws to Tighten in New Jersey”. School districts throughout the State of New Jersey may soon require volunteers to be screened for criminal records before clearing them to work with children... Read More

By Khodadawd “Cody” J. Farzad

Employers: Remember to follow the Pre-adverse/Adverse Action process to ensure your compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA).
Recently a large background screening firm was slapped with a $2.6 million civil penalty by the Federal Trade Commission for violating FCRA regulations... Read More

By Khodadawd “Cody” J. Farzad

Sexual Harassment Awareness Training SATISFIES THE TRAINING ELEMENTS FOR CALIFORNIA AB 1825. Onsite Workshop or Interactive Webinar Exclusively for Supervisors, Managers, Employees & Business Owners. California law requires employers having 50 or more employees (which includes....Read More

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