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Can an FCRA Amendment Protect You in a Background Check Lawsuit?

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In recent years, there’s been a significant evolution in the regulatory and legal environment of employment background checks. One of these changes is that employers are seeing more lawsuits being filed against them, alleging violations of applicant and employee rights under the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). Some of these accusations include inadequate authorization and disclosure […]

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Business Drivers and Challenges in Global Background Screening

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After emerging from one of the hardest recessions in decades, employers have been fretting over a seemingly pervasive skills gap. Why aren’t there enough qualified candidates despite the fact that we have nearly two job seekers for every available job? This is particularly true in the fields of technology, science, and engineering, as well as […]

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What Are Your Obligations Under the FCRA?

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Ordering a background check for a potential employee seems like a fairly straightforward exercise: get the applicant’s information, send it to the background screening company, and receive a detailed background report that lets you know whether the applicant is clear to hire. In reality, procuring a background check on a prospective employee is decidedly more […]

Managing the Complexity of Screening a Global Workforce

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By John Tomaszewski, Senior Counsel at Seyfarth Shaw As workforces become more and more distributed across geographical boundaries, the efforts to effectively manage employees (and prospective employees) becomes more and more complex. This is particularly true when dealing with the issues of background checks and credential verification. The employment laws of various states have limitations […]

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Can I Trust Your Marketplace?

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The sudden and swift growth of the Sharing Economy, also referred to as the Peer-to-Peer Economy, has challenged the status quo. Innovation always does. While it certainly has stimulated lively debate among incumbent industries, the reality is that this phenomenon is far from a passing trend: its size was estimated at $110B in 2013 and it […]

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What is Ban the Box? [Infographic]

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A hot topic in recent months is the growing number of “ban the box” legislation. Following Hawaii, the first state to enact such a law, are a number of states and cities requiring, among other things, a delay in the timing when an employer asks a candidate about his or her criminal background. These are […]