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 […]
Seyfarth Shaw (02/06/13) Christine Hendrickson The U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs has indicated that it will follow U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission guidance regarding pre-employment criminal background checks by issuing Directive 306, “Complying With Nondiscrimination Provisions: Criminal Record Restrictions and Discrimination Based on Race and National Origin.” The directive states […]
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 […]
Proper Adverse Action procedures benefit the employer and the applicant/employee. By ensuring this process is in place and occurs, the employer will avoid fines, penalties and lawsuits which are occurring at an alarming rate. The applicant/employee can ensure their information is correct and contest any inaccurate data. If inaccurate data is on the report, a […]
When an employer uses a third party (a Consumer Reporting Agency) to conduct background checks the information compiled and reported to the employer by the Consumer Reporting Agency is considered a Consumer Report. The Fair Credit Reporting Act is the federal legislation that sets specific rules and requirements for the use of consumer reports in […]
As we have been sharing with you for the past several months, changes to compliance documents are being implemented by the CFPB effective January 1, 2013. If you need guidance, just reach out to us at iprospectcheck.com and we will help you to be prepared.