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…

The Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC) Disposal Rule loosely outlines what needs to happen to any consumer report that your company gains access to, and the sensitive information derived from those reports. What is a Consumer Report? Consumer reports are governed by the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) and consist of any information that you get…

If you’ve ever gotten a job or hired an employee in the United States you’ve filled out an I-9 form. The form is used to verify a new hire’s identification and their right to work in the States. All U.S. employers must complete (including document verification) and store an I-9 form for every single individual…

The Federal Trade Commission enforces the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), which outlines what you must do when requesting a background check for pre-employment. To start, before you request the background check, you must tell the applicant and get permission from them. These 2 things must happen using documents that contain no “extraneous” information and…

They say we decide whether we like someone or not within seconds of meeting them. Often, without even realizing it, and before we’ve even shook their hand, we know whether we are going to get along or not. First impressions can be surprisingly accurate, and if you’re a landlord, you’ve probably experienced an instant like…

Keeping a documented trail of your actions can be very beneficial in the long term. Joining any profession is a long, hard, expensive process. It’s an achievement to finally be entitled to those letters behind your name, and to practice in the field you worked so hard to become a member of. You probably spent…

If you’re wondering whether you can implement pre-hiring or general workplace drug testing, then you’ve probably realized it’s not all that simple. In fact, while there are some federal laws that do apply to workplace drug and alcohol testing, most of them are state specific, and they often change. That means that there’s no simple…

Health issues are a fact of life. At some point, most employees will experience some sort of health scare or be diagnosed with a serious or chronic illness. For the majority of employers, not only is it tough to handle the legalities and loss of productivity that health issues invariably raise, but we also genuinely…

Healthcare is booming. It’s one of the fastest growing industries in the US and beyond, and more and more people are choosing careers in the field. Combined with international mobility for the best and brightest, there are plenty of great candidates out there, but the demand is just as high. All of that translates into…

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