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Top 10 Background Screening Blogs of 2015

Posted by Ryan Howard on Fri, Dec 18, 2015  |  Share       

With 2016 looming around the corner (already?!), it is time to round up our annual list of VeriFirst's top background screening and compliance blogs of 2015. Much like the 2014 year end post, we'll be counting down to the number one most popular post. Dave Letterman may be off the air but his style of top 10 lists live on. Here we go!

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Topics: Employee Background Screening, Employment Background Screening, FCRA Compliance, hiring practices, Top Posts

In the News: Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)

Posted by Ryan Howard on Fri, Oct 23, 2015  |  Share       

EEOC in the Headlines

Star Wars and Back to the Future aren't the only stories in the headlines this month. The EEOC recently filed 62 lawsuits during the month of September alone. In fact, they filed more lawsuits this past fiscal year than they did in the previous year. A majority of the lawsuits were Title VII with race discrimination lawsuits up year over year. Interesting to note, current EEOC litigation involves cutting edge suits that test the boundaries of the law. Here are the latest EEOC headlines.

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Topics: Employee Background Screening, FCRA Compliance, EEOC Compliance, Employment Law

In the News: Fair Credit Reporting Act

Posted by Ryan Howard on Thu, Jul 09, 2015  |  Share       

FCRA in the Headlines

The Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) may not be as glamorous as the Kardashian Family but business owners and HR professionals are probably used to seeing just as many headlines. Or at least they should be. On a daily basis, companies are facing litigation for not being aware of the strict regulations of the Fair Credit Reporting Act. Other news stories focus on FCRA violations from the point of view of those it was made to protect. Here are a few of the latest FCRA headlines. 

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Topics: FCRA Compliance, Fair Credit Reporting Act

5 Ways to Avoid FCRA Class Action Litigation

Posted by Ryan Howard on Fri, Feb 20, 2015  |  Share       

Now more than ever, FCRA class action lawsuits in employment are on the rise. Within the past few weeks, Pizza Hut and Michaels were both hit with litigation regarding FCRA complaints about the use of employees' background checks. Here are 5 ways to avoid FCRA class action and keep your human resources department out of the court system.

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Topics: Employee Background Screening, Adverse Action Notice, hiring employees, FCRA Compliance

Common HR Violations of the FCRA

Posted by Ryan Howard on Wed, Sep 03, 2014  |  Share       

Despite consumer protections in the form of federal law - the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) - there are common credit violations that still occur, including inaccurate and outdated reporting. However in the background screening and human resources industry, many of the latest FCRA violations have come from non-credit related information.

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Topics: Human Resources, FCRA Compliance, credit history

Employer and Landlord Responsibilities under the Fair Credit Reporting Act

Posted by Ryan Howard on Tue, Apr 15, 2014  |  Share       

The Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) places limits and rules on the usage of consumer reports by both employers and landlords. As such the following duties must be carried out when you are making use of a personal consumer report.

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Topics: FCRA Compliance

The New VeriFirst ComplianceCloud: Fully automated employee screening

Posted by Ryan Howard on Thu, Jan 09, 2014  |  Share       

 

It’s 2014. A fresh start. A new way of looking at things. Wouldn’t you like to make your life a little… easier?

We are excited to reveal the results of over 300 hours of dedicated work on our Employee Screening process and dashboard with the launch of our ComplianceCloudSM on February 1.  The ComplianceCloudSM automates and expedites the background screening process for employers and employees with a simplified and more centralized interface, making FCRA compliance easier. In this post, we’ll take a closer look at what the portal provides for applicant screening from consent to data transfer to applicant notification.

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Topics: Employee Background Screening, compliance, Job Related Background Screening, FCRA Compliance

A Holiday Gift: Introducing ComplianceCloud for Employee Screening

Posted by Ryan Howard on Mon, Dec 23, 2013  |  Share       

 

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Topics: Employee Background Screening, Human Resources, E-verify, Form I-9, hiring employees, Employment Background Screening, FCRA Compliance, EEOC Compliance

What to Expect When You’re Expecting (a Background Check)

Posted by Ryan Howard on Tue, Oct 15, 2013  |  Share       

When will it be here? What will it look like? How much is it going to cost you? Wait a minute, is it even yours?

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Topics: hiring employees, Tenant Screening, Employment Background Screening, FCRA Compliance, Cost of a Background Check

Screen for the Position: HR Guide to Safe Hiring and Cost Management

Posted by Ryan Howard on Thu, Jul 18, 2013  |  Share       

In college, I was a Communications major with a focus in broadcast journalism. I recall something a professor said to me in one of my post production (editing) courses. In reference to the importance of having good material (footage) to use in the edit bay, he told me the best cameramen will always "Shoot for the edit".

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Topics: Adverse Action Notice, Job Related Background Screening, FCRA Compliance, Cost of a Background Check, EEOC Compliance

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