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29 Apr Nanny with Criminal Past Cleared Background Check

A nanny agency in Texas is in the news. Unfortunately, it is the kind of news that none of us want (see article link below). The nanny agency ran a background check that came back clear and the nanny was placed with a family. When the...

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28 Apr Credit Report Accuracy

The accuracy of your personal Credit Report is important as it can affect your financial profile and ability to get a loan. There are three large Credit Bureaus Trans Union, Experian, and Equifax. Since much of the data they obtain is automated, there are often mistakes....

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28 Apr New Form Required for Background Checks

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has taken over rulemaking and enforcement responsibilities for the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) and has updated an important form related to background checks. Employers are required to start using this form by January 1, 2013. The FCRA is the...

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28 Apr Guidelines for California Employers

Criminal Records California Employers have restrictions as to how they may use potential employee criminal record information. Employers may not ask or consider non-conviction matters except pending matters or post–trial diversion programs. This includes a Deferred sentence or Adjudication withheld. California Labor Code §432.7(a) regarding pending matters California...

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28 Apr Adverse Action Process

If an employer denies a job applicant, terminates an employee, rescinds a job offer or denies a promotion based on the results of a background check, it is considered and adverse action. Under federal law there are required steps that must be followed in order to...

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28 Apr Reducing Data Entry on Background Checks

Background checks have become an essential component of the hiring process. A screening program may improve the quality of new hires and help companies reduce their chances of being sued for negligence. Challenges can occur when ordering background checks as data entry can be time consuming...

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28 Apr EEOC Lawsuits on the Rise

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has determined that the use of criminal background checks and credit checks in the employment process-- and denying candidates with poor scores and backgrounds -- could be (and usually is) discriminatory. The EEOC has been aggressively attempting to enforce its...

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