Archive for the ‘Employee Screening’ Category

Report: Flaws in FBI Criminal Background Checks for Employment are Routine

Saturday, August 17th, 2013

According to The National Employment Law Project (NELP) report ‘Wanted: Accurate FBI Background Checks for Employment’ — although considered the gold standard of criminal background checks, FBI records routinely fail to report important information (more…)

Federal Court Dismisses EEOC Lawsuit Alleging Discriminatory Background Checks

Saturday, August 17th, 2013

A US District Court Judge in Maryland dismissed an EEOC suit alleging that Freeman, Inc. used discriminatory background checks. (more…)

State Attorney Generals Oppose EEOC Criminal Background Check Actions

Wednesday, July 31st, 2013

Nine state attorney generals sent a strongly worded letter to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) for its recent enforcement actions against BMW Manufacturing and Dollar General as well as for its April 2012 guidance on Consideration of Arrest and Conviction Records. (more…)

OIG Issues Updated Staff Screening Guidelines For OIG Excluded Parties (Medicaid Sanctions) List

Sunday, June 23rd, 2013

The OIG (Office of Inspector General) has published updated staff screening guidelines for the OIG List of Excluded Individuals/Entities (LEIE) commonly referred to as the OIG Excluded Parties List or the Medicaid Sanctions List. (more…)

FTC: Data Brokers ARE Consumer Reporting Agencies Under The FCRA

Friday, May 10th, 2013

In warning letters sent to ten data brokers the FTC warned that a data broker that assembles or evaluates information on consumers and provides it to help make decisions related to creditworthiness, eligibility for insurance, suitability for employment or other FCRA purposes then the data broker is considered a consumer reporting agency (CRA) and is required to comply with the FCRA. (more…)

NAPBS Offers Tips for Screening Job Candidates in 2013

Wednesday, November 28th, 2012

National Association of Professional Background Screeners
Press Release:

Accuracy in employee background screening is critical in today’s business environment (more…)

Verify That Employment Background Check Disclosure Forms Are Separate Documents

Thursday, September 27th, 2012

The FCRA calls for employers to make a clear and conspicuous written disclosure to the consumer that a consumer report may be obtained and that this document is to consist solely of the disclosure. (more…)

Detailed Background Checks Recommended by Certified Fraud Examiners 2012 Report

Monday, May 14th, 2012

The ACFE’s 2012 Report to the Nations on Occupational Fraud and Abuse recommends background checks that include: past employment verification, education verification, criminal record checks, (more…)

Requiring Social Media Information For Background Checks Is Usually a Bad Idea

Thursday, April 19th, 2012

“Although it may not be unlawful to seek [social media] information to conduct background checks,… in most situations, it is inadvisable.” says Chris Leh of Littler Mendelson (more…)

How To Find Credible Employment Background Check Companies

Monday, March 12th, 2012

There are significant differences between background check companies and their products. With hundreds of firms vying for attention, how does one identify which are reputable companies? (more…)