Using Background Checks for Permissible Purposes

Employers Permissible Purpose for Using Background Checks When employers engage a third party company to conduct employment background checks, the first question that should be asked by the vendor is what your organization’s permissible purpose is for pulling these reports. The only logical answer for using background checks is for employment purposes; however, employers also…

FTC Warns Mobile Background App Providers

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…

HireRight Ordered to pay $2.6 Million for Multiple FCRA Violations

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…