On November 14 of 2014, California voters approved Prop 47 which, among other things, required the reclassification of the following THEFT and DRUG RELATED crimes from felonies to misdemeanors: Shoplifting Check Forgery Grand Theft Receiving/Concealing Stolen Property (value not to exceed $950) Simple Possession of Heroin, Cocaine, Listed Controlled Substances Simple Possession of Concentrated Cannabis, […]
In this article we will continue to look at the different requirements that the FCRA imposes on users of background checks in the employment setting and the rising tide of litigation surrounding the use of employment background checks without proper compliance procedures in place. Specifically, we will focus on the rules an employer must follow […]
FTC and EEOC Publish Guide For Employers On Background Checks and Hiring
FBI Background Checks Gold Standard or Fool’s Gold?
Matthew J. Rodgers, President, iprospectcheck.com Are you an HR professional or a business owner who utilizes background checks for employment purposes? Does your organization count on you to shield it from expensive lawsuits and unnecessary discussions with regulatory agencies such as the EEOC? The challenge of keeping up with the ever-changing landscape of emerging risk […]
From the Law Office of Barran Liebman: On December 3, 2102, an Oregon homecare provider and the U.S. Department of Justice reached a settlement agreement on claims of discrimination in violation of the Immigration and Nationality Act (“INA”). The claims stemmed from the employer’s use of E-Verify to confirm employment eligibility for a new employee. […]
Perhaps the importance of the “Made in the USA” label is rarely more critical than when an employer chooses a company to complete employment background checks. When applying for employment in the United States the applicant will most likely have a background check completed on them at some point in the hiring process. The employer […]
We received notice today from the State of South Dakota State Court Administrator that the charge for county level records access as well as the charge for state level records access will increase from $15.00 per name to $20.00 per name searched effective January 1, 2013.