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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Using Insurance MVRs for Hiring Purposes – A Risky Practice

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When hiring commercial drivers, motor carriers will routinely contact their insurance agent to have drivers added to their business insurance policy. The agency will then run a Motor Vehicle Report (MVR) to determine if the driver meets the underwriting guidelines of the policy. In some instances, insurance agencies provide the MVRs they ordered to their […]

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Can the FCRA Apply to the Sharing Economy?

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Can the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) apply to the Sharing Economy? And are all of the FCRA’s requirements really pertinent to our business? These are some of the most common questions HireRight receives from companies participating in the Sharing Economy who offer digital marketplaces. While there is not a definitive answer to these questions, […]

Three Background Check Best Practices for 2015

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by Robert Yonowitz, Esq. and Bethanie Barnes, Esq, Fisher & Phillips LLP. If 2013 and 2014 serve as any indicator of what is to come, we expect that employers should anticipate the passage of more employment background laws in the 2015 legislative season. Within the last two years, there has been a notable increase in […]

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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 […]