It’s the festive season, and many companies that use drivers are busier than usual. From logistics operations delivering goods to retailers, to the Amazon and FedEx drivers delivering purchases to consumers, the roads are super busy. And more traffic means an increased number of collisions, which can have major cost implications for your business if…

The U.S. economy might be bullish right now, but the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has been hinting at a potential global economic slowdown for some time now. In its October World Economic Outlook, the IMF predicted a downward revision in its global growth projections for 2020, which is a downward revision of 0.2% from its April…

New York City’s pre-employment drug test for marijuana has reached the end of the road, which the legislation due to be banned with effect from May 10th, 2020. It’s a timely death, given the large-scale marijuana mindset shift currently taking place across the country. Although NYC is the first city to implement this change, it’s…

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…

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