Litigation Update: Sports Bar and Grill Hit with Class Action

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Beef ‘O Brady’s has been served with a class action complaint for alleged violations of the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). The U.S. sports bar and grill is being targeted for now-familiar claims surrounding the company’s authorization and disclosure for employment background checks. Continue reading Litigation Update: Sports Bar and Grill Hit with Class Action

Appellate Court To EEOC: No Soup for You!

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You might recall last August that we posted about celebrated Judge Roger Titus’ stinging comments directed at the EEOC when he dismissed their case against Freeman Companies for what the commission alleged as discriminatory hiring practices related to Freeman’s use of criminal background checks and credit reports. He used the words “Laughable”, “Unreliable”, “Mind Boggling”.

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Instead of heeding Judge Titus’ remarks and conceding their overreach, EEOC appealed his ruling to the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals. At issue was the testimony of the EEOC’s expert witness, Dr. Kevin Murphy, which was excluded by the lower court. In this regard, Judge Titus was unrestrained when it came to his opinion. Continue reading Appellate Court To EEOC: No Soup for You!

Litigation Update: Transportation Firm Served With FCRA Class Action

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Genwest/Gencom Transportation LLC has been served with a class action complaint for alleged violations of the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) and the California Investigative Consumer Reporting Agencies Act (ICRAA) as well as a discrimination claim. The US transportation, warehousing, and distribution firm is being targeted for now-familiar claims surrounding the company’s authorization and disclosure for an employment background check. Continue reading Litigation Update: Transportation Firm Served With FCRA Class Action

3 Myths About Resume Verification

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Hiring managers review a potential employee’s resume for a variety of reasons. From exploring their job skills, to analyzing experience to getting a good idea of educational history. You might not question whether the information is accurate or deem it necessary to contact every past employer for verification. However, there are a few resume verification myths you may have heard that we’d like to dispel. Continue reading 3 Myths About Resume Verification

5 Real-Life Lessons About Resume Fraud

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If you want to make sure you’re hiring the most qualified job candidate, with the most potential for a position, it’s without a doubt that you should thoroughly vet that person. While it’s necessary to ensure your job candidate has the right skills and experience, only a resume verification can confirm whether or not they’ve been fully transparent on their resume. If you’re looking for reasons you should be conducting resume verifications for your candidates, look no further than these five infamous resume fraudsters. Continue reading 5 Real-Life Lessons About Resume Fraud

8 Background Screening Lessons You Learned in Kindergarten

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In one sense, your company’s hire strategy is complex and meticulous. You draft a comprehensive job description, thoroughly analyze resumes, and conduct in-depth interviews to ensure you hire the right person for the position. On the other hand, some aspects of the hiring process are so simple that a child could provide some insight. Surprisingly, you may have learned more in kindergarten than you knew that can be applicable to the employment background screening process. Take a look at how you can apply these eight lessons from kindergarten to your screening program. Continue reading 8 Background Screening Lessons You Learned in Kindergarten

2/17/2015 Courts Throughout the U.S. Closed Due to Winter Storm

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Please note that the following states are reporting court closures today, February 17, 2015 due to inclement weather.

  • Washington D.C.- Affecting all courts throughout the district.
  • Kentucky- Affecting all courts throughout the state.
  • Virginia- Affecting most courts throughout the state.
  • New Jersey- Affecting all courts throughout the state.
  • Maryland- Affecting most courts throughout the state.

All those conducting employment background checks in the affected areas will experience delays until the courts reopen.

 

2/17/2015 Washington D.C. Courts Closed Due to Winter Storm

 

Background Check Delays in Washington DC

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Please note that all courts in Washington D.C. will be closed today, February 17, 2015 due to a powerful Winter storm. These courts were also closed yesterday in honor of Presidents Day, so all requests for employment background checks leading up to the holiday weekend will be delayed until they are able to reopen (anticipated on Wednesday the 18th).

5 Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Ignore Criminal Records

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The scenario may seem familiar, whether through a real life experience or something you saw on TV. You interview a candidate and it appears as if they would be perfect for a position with your company. But then, it’s revealed through their admission or a criminal background check that they had a past run-in with the law. In every other way, the interviewee absolutely shines and would be a credit to your organization. You might be tempted to brush the information aside and hire him or her anyway. However, there are several precautions you must consider when your candidate has a criminal record. Continue reading 5 Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Ignore Criminal Records