Common Compliance Catastrophes – Make Sure You’re Covered

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If you’re keeping up with the news, you’ve seen that not all companies – even prevalent name-brand companies – are entirely successful at managing their background check compliance responsibilities. While potential pitfalls are many, one of the most common compliance errors we see has to do with improper authorization and disclosure. To give you the […]

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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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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 […]