FYI: Your Source For Background Screening News

May 5, 2015

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Here are some of the helpful articles we’ve been sharing…

This Common Resume Mistake Could Cost You a Job

“A resume often serves as the outline to a background check: Your employer may check employment dates, job titles, and academic degrees, among other things. So you should assume that everything that can be verified will be verified.” – @money

Virginia Bans Asking Job Applicants About Criminal History

“Virginia joins more than a dozen other states in its decision to “ban the box” on job applications that prospective employees are asked to check if they have been convicted of a crime.” – businessinsider.com

Amazon and Staffing Firm Sued Over Background Checks

“This is becoming more and more common, where a company allegedly does not comply with all of the technical requirements of the Fair Credit Reporting Act.” – staffingindustry.com

SEC Panel Calls For A Single Database To Run Background Checks On All Financial Professionals

“The SEC Investor Advisory Committee floated a proposal to have the SEC work with other federal and state financial regulators to develop a single website to house disciplinary information about investment advisers, brokers and other financial professionals.” – investmentnews.com

Recognizing the Red Flags of Fraud

“People who steal from their employers often exhibit telltale characteristics that could tip off management that they’re likely to commit fraud. These characteristics include attitudes on the job, daily work habits, and personal lifestyle issues. A few of these traits alone do not indicate fraud, but the potential for fraud to occur rises with more of the characteristics in an employee.” – Tracy Coenen, sequenceinc.com

New York City To Prohibit Use of Credit History in Employment Decisions

“On April 16, 2015, the New York City Council passed Intro-261-A, a bill that would amend the New York City Human Rights Law to make it an unlawful discriminatory practice for an employer to use an individual’s consumer credit history in making employment decisions. In particular, the bill makes it unlawful for employers not just to use an applicant’s credit history, but also to request it for employment purposes.” – seyfarth.com

TSA To Do More Extensive Background Checks Of Airline And Airport Staff

“The Transportation Security Administration is tightening security rules for airline and airport workers in the wake of a criminal case in which an Atlanta baggage handler was accused of smuggling guns on commercial jets.” – nbcphiladelphia.com

Is a LinkedIn Search Subject To The Fair Credit Reporting Act?

“I’ve written a lot in the past few years about the pros and cons of companies using social media to conduct background checks on applicants and employees (e.g., here and here). One issue I’ve never considered, however, is whether the social media site is a “consumer reporting agency” subject to the Fair Credit Reporting Act, or the information compiled from such searches qualifies as a Consumer Report.” – Jon Hyman, ohioemployerlawblog.com

Flaws in Ohio’s Criminal Background Check System Give Families and Law Enforcement a False Sense of Security

“WBNS-10TV in Columbus, Ohio obtained 3 years of Attorney General office emails which revealed Ohio’s criminal background check system is outdated, overloaded and breaking down.” – 10tv.com

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