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New FCRA Decision Provides Additional Guidance to Employers

The Northern District of California provided additional guidance to employers with its decision in Soman v. Alameda Health Systems. Plaintiff Jas Soman brought a possible class action against Alameda Health Systems, arguing that Alameda had...

Changing Legislation: New Act Requires Update to Key FCRA Form

The Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief and Consumer Protection Act was signed into United States Federal Law by President Donald Trump on May 24, 2018. The legislation will go into effect on September 21, 2018 and requires new language to be...

courts find lack of standing in FCRA class action dismissals

Recent FCRA Class Action Dismissals Show Promise for Consumer Reporting Agencies and Employers

Lawsuits brought under the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) have been picking up steam for years, resulting in sometimes million-dollar settlements for...

NAPBS Second Annual Industry Survey: Majority of Employers Use Background Checks

"Employers Universally Using Background Checks to Protect Employees, Customers, and the Public"

The National Association of Professional Background Screeners recently published the results of their second nationwide survey of human resources...

How Long Does A Background Check Take?

Obtaining a background check is often a trade-off between “I want it done now” and “I want it done right.”

So how long does a background check take?

On average, a pre-employment background check takes two to four days to complete but can move...

Avoiding Risk & Adding Value: Why Staffing Agencies Should Focus on Background Screenings for Contingent Labor

More than 40% of the U.S workforce is expected to be comprised of contingent labor by the year 2020.

2018: Trends in Background Screening

Top background screening industry trends to watch in 2018 and beyond

Bucking Trends, Michigan Passes Bill Banning Salary History Bans

Gov. Rick Snyder signs a bill forbidding localities from adopting salary history bans on March 26

As many states and municipalities across the nation are moving to prevent employers from asking questions regarding a candidate’s salary history in...

Credit Bureaus Remove Tax Lien Data from Consumer Credit Reports

TransUnion announces additional changes regarding collection and reporting of public record information

On July 1, 2017, TransUnion, Equifax and Experian adopted increased restrictions in their public records collection practices, requiring each...

AccuSource Announces Partnership with NEOGOV

The partnership allows for a seamless integration between AccuSource and NEOGOV’s applicant tracking system

AccuSource recently partnered with NEOGOV, integrating AccuSource’s employment screening solution with NEOGOV’s Insight applicant tracking...

Resume Fraud at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue

Recent Hiring Gaffe in the White House Emphasizes Importance of Education and Work History Verification

As the unemployment rate continues to drop and the job market becomes increasingly competitive, it is incumbent upon employers to be ever more...

Texas Lawsuit May Set Precedent On Criminal Background Information Use

Texas Sues Agency, Claims Administrative Procedure Act Not Being Followed

In 2012, the EEOC issued Enforcement Guidance outlining how employers should use criminal background checks during the hiring process. While preemployment criminal...

How Outsourcing Employment Verifications & Education Verifications Protects the Integrity of Background Checks

When developing background screening programs, many employers and hiring managers first assess their organization’s needs. They typically create a list of necessary background check components, and look for a vendor like AccuSource to meet their...

San Francisco Bans the Use of Salary History in the Hiring Process

Pay inequity has been a hot-button issue in the United States for many years; with women and minorities historically earning significantly less than their non-minority, male counterparts. Now, in 2017, the topic continues to grow in popularity,...

NAPBS Accreditation: Why It Matters

Nearly 15 years ago, the National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS) was established to “represent the interest of companies offering employment and tenant background screening services.” At the time of its founding, NAPBS...

What to do if you uncover criminal history during the background check process

As pre-employment background check procedures continue to exist as a large part of the hiring process, there are instances where an employer will find that the applicant has a criminal history.

Handling this sensitive manner in a professional way...

How to Start Using Pre-employment Background Checks

The hiring process is a lot like dating in the 21st century. You assume everyone on the latest dating app is embellishing at least one of their characteristics, and you hope it isn't the part about not having a criminal past.

Fortunately, our...

An Insider’s Guide to the Hidden Costs of Background Checks

For many hiring managers, the cost of performing background checks is a small price to pay for the assurance of hiring the right individual for a job. Others, especially those leading the human resource functions of small businesses, may look...

How To Conduct Background Checks The Right Way

 

The legalities of background checks often make them a hurdle many HR managers wish to avoid. Federal guidelines, such as those released by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission in April 2012, are intended to mitigate the discriminatory...

Employment History Check: How To Avoid Negligent Hiring

 

As an employer, hiring the right individual can save time and money. Although finding a good employee can be tedious, once the process starts and individuals are seriously being considered, your human resources department should have an ...

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