Renting out an owned property is a popular way to monetize any real estate investments, and as long as you have good tenants it can be a reliable source of income. Large property management companies typically screen prospective tenants as a matter of course, but smaller and private owners tend to be less formal about…

From verification of identity to sourcing of criminal records, it’s important to avoid violations during candidate background checks. Checking the background of a prospective employee during the recruitment process might sound like a standard activity, but a number of laws regulate the desire for information. To make sure you don’t end up on the hook…

The New York State Office of Court Administration (OCA) provides a statewide criminal history record search (CHRS) for a nominal fee of $95.00. This means anyone can request a background check on an individual or an organization, without having to use the services of a background screening company. It’s worth noting, however, that if you’re…

An estimated 65 million Americans or 25% of working age citizens have some form of criminal record. Statistics show 92% of employers now conduct a criminal background check, at least for some positions, and many would love to be able to run a check on every candidate they consider hiring for a job. While recruiters…

The FCRA (Fair Credit Reporting Act) dictates parts of the candidate screening process process to protect candidates from privacy breaches and discrimination. Employers must adequately complete their due diligence to avoid negligent hiring claims. This article on candidate screening process will discuss what the FCRA mandates when doing a background check (ie give the candidate…

Building on the success of last month’s ‘Background Checks in the News’ post, here are our picks for the top news stories for the past month that included an aspect related to background checks. This month we are re-capping 4 news stories: California Statewide Ban-the-Box Law Receiving an Updated Background Report May Require a Second…

What it’s about Most recruiters and HR professionals know that pre-employment background screening is a must-have step in any interview process. But what about after the candidate gets the job, how long is the background check valid for? After the candidate becomes an employee, and depending on the size of the company, they will fall…

Florida, United States, October 6, 2017 – Accurate Information Systems (AIS), a leading and trusted background checking company, announced today the launch of their new website. The website launch coincides with the rebrand of the high-tech and highly skilled employment background check company. AIS’ new mobile responsive website was created with user experience in mind….

Approximately one-third of the American population has an arrest record or a criminal record. If they could, most of these people would delete their records. This is where the process of expungement comes in. What are Expunged Records? Basically, expunged records are ones that no longer legally exist. In theory, having a record expunged means…

This month we are trying something new: a recap of the top three news stories that include an aspect related to background checks. Generally background checks aren’t something that people assume would be front page news but hopefully, we can convince you that they are more prevalent than commonly thought. The three news stories that…

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