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 […]
Why Is the Report Taking Long to Turnaround?
When we get the question from our clients of “Why is the report taking long to turnaround?” we understand their frustration. In fact, in a recent survey conducted by HR.com for the National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS) “Human resource professionals highlighted the need for accuracy in their screening, with 98 percent responding they […]
What is in your Disclosure for Obtaining Consumer Reports?
Your Disclosure for Obtaining Consumer Reports should not contain a liability waiver. It would be wise to review your disclosure and made sure it does not contain wording similar to that contained in the following two cases. In a recent court case Sarmad Syed v M-I, LLC waiver of liability in FCRA disclosure “The panel held […]
EEOC Requirements for Criminal Record Searches. Comply the hard way or the easier way!
EEOC requirements mandate that employers keep records that will disclose the impact its employee selection procedures have on equal employment opportunities. Crothall Services Group, Inc., a nationwide provider of janitorial and facilities management services based in Wayne, Pa., was allegedly in violation of federal law requiring it to maintain appropriate records. According to EEOC’s complaint, […]
Faulty Background Checks are Costly!
Faulty background checks can include doing the right things but not doing the right things in a timely manner. In a class action lawsuit against Starbucks, the plaintiff alleges that Starbucks was negligent in its timely execution of adverse action steps under the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) The Federal Trade Commission provides some basic […]
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