Industry News

The Importance of Civil Searches When Conducting a Background Check

According to statistics from the Department of Justice, four to five women are murdered by their partners each day in the United States, and more than two million women annually are injured in incidents of domestic violence, with more than 550,000 requiring medical attention. These incidents can follow an employee into the workplace, jeopardizing the safety of an entire organization.

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3 Reasons to Perform Tenant Background Checks

Apartment for Rent signTenant screening is a way for property managers to minimize their risks and keep tenants safe and comfortable. When you’re considering a new rental applicant, performing a tenant background check can help weed out potential problems before they move in.

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MANDATORY UPDATED FCRA NOTICES FOR 2013

The new Consumer Financial Protection Board (“CFPB”) will be enforcing the Fair Credit Reporting Act (“FCRA”).  The CFPB have modified previous forms utilized during background checks and are required under the FCRA.  The new forms are as follows:

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New Warning from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (“CFPB”) is issuing a new warning to Nationwide Specialty Consumer Reporting Agencies (“NSCRAs”) about giving consumers easy access to consumer reports.  The bulletin from the CFPB is here: http://files.consumerfinance.gov/f/201211_cfpb_NSCRA_Bulletin.pdf.

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EEOC Issues Enforcement Guidance

Commission updates guidance on employer use of arrest and conviction records.

The US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) today issued an updated enforcement guide on employer use of arrest and conviction records.  According to the EEOC, the purpose of this guide is to consolidate and update the EEOC’s guidance documents regarding the use of arrest or conviction records in employment decisions under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which prohibits employment discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex or national origin. The EEOC’s enforcement guide is an effort to eliminate unlawful discrimination during the background screening and hiring/retention process.

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Online Dating Sites to Perform Background Checks

Online DatingSubmitting to a background check is often required before getting a job, renting an apartment, or volunteering at a school or youth program. But dating?

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