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FYI: Your Source For Background Screening News

May 5, 2015

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FYI Screening stays on top of the latest industry news, trends and relevant compliance issues. We are a powerful source of advice, information, and experience.

One of the best ways to tap into our vast source of information is to follow us on Twitter @fyiscreening.

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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Spring is Here – What’s Hot in Background Screening News

March 20, 2014

crocus2Happy Spring! Welcome to another edition of “What’s hot in employee background screening news”. If you want to make smarter business decisions, you’ve come to the right place. Here are some of the interesting items that recently caught our attention.

Obama Administration Warns Employers About Overzealous Background Checks

“The Obama administration continues to warn employers about doing criminal and other background checks that could disparately impact minorities and other groups protected by discrimination laws.” – bizjournals.com

Colorado Employers Increase Testing For Drug Use

“Some employers are taking a tougher stance against workers’ drug use since recreational marijuana became legal in Colorado, according to a new workplace survey. One in five Colorado employers reported that they have implemented more stringent drug-testing policies in the wake of passage of Amendment 64 in 2012.” – brushnewstribune.com

New York Law Prohibits The Automatic Disqualification Of Job Applicants Based Solely On Criminal History

“Four national consumer reporting agencies have agreed to change their background check practices for job applicants with criminal convictions to comply with New York law, announced state Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman.  The agreements prohibit the agencies from automatically disqualifying applicants with criminal convictions and require the agencies to stop issuing automatic rejection letters and instead defer hiring decisions to employers, who must individually consider candidates. New York law prohibits the automatic disqualification of job applicants based solely on criminal history.” – westfaironline.com

Who’s Gathering Your Personal Information?

“The bottom line is that your personal information is most assuredly being collected and stored.  Just take a minute to think about who knows what you’re doing at any given moment and whether you care if your actions are being recorded.” – techlicious.com

Background Checks: What Employers Need to Know

“The new brochure, Background Checks: What Employers Need to Know, offers nuts-and-bolts guidance from the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) when employers consider the background of applicants and employees in hiring, retention, promotion, and reassignment.”  – business.ftc.gov

Recent Lawsuit Highlights the Importance of Fair Credit Reporting Act Compliance

“A recent proposed class action lawsuit against Whole Foods Market California provides a reminder to employers to review their disclosure and authorization forms for FCRA compliance.” – nylaborandemploymentlawreport.com

Should Background Checks Be On Your New Employee Checklist?

“In light of the EEOC’s increasing opposition to the use of criminal records in hiring decisions and the compliance issues arising under the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act, employers must stay current on the law in this area and be able to show that the use of backgrounds checks is either directly related to job performance or justified by a legitimate business necessity.” -  akerman.com

Your Job Search and the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA)

A refresher for employers and employees on credit checks in the hiring process. – hrbartender.com

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