Without background checks, felons and registered sex offenders could be taking you for a ride to your destination. Background checks work in uncovering potentially dangers people. Massachusetts officials say more than 10 percent of drivers for ride-hailing companies Uber and Lyft have failed a required background check. About 8,200 failed the checks, which are required […]
Bad people usually remain bad people
Following up and buttressing the argument in a previous post,UC Davis published a study that illustrates the propensity of bad people not changing their bad behavior. What does a study of the effect of reducing original charges from felonies to misdemeanors have to do with employment screening? The answer goes to the reason we believe […]
Predictability of future criminal activity?
What does a study of the predictability of future criminal activity among firearm owners have to do with employment screening? The answer goes to the reason we believe employers should conduct background investigations. We think people will typically behave in the future as they have behaved in the past. We think this UC Davis study […]
But I Never Received the Adverse Action Letter!
The Adverse Action Letter must be sent. FCRA regulations are clear on this requirement. But, is there a requirement that the Adverse Action Letter be received? A Pennsylvania Court has found that an employer who sends applicants a copy of their background checks and a summary of rights under the FCRA prior to taking “adverse […]
Continuous Screening Should be Integral Part of Company Policy
Continuous screening is an important tool that can assure you are avoiding people who can potentially injure your clients, your associates, your reputation and your company’s continued viability. It is a best practice that can help protect against negligent retention and negligent hiring. Case in point, Cathy Sue Weaver was raped and beaten to death […]
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