Employment Screening 101: Professional License Search-Part 14

Jason Morris

Imagine this, you hire a CPA as your CFO and he doesn’t know a CPA from a CAT. In the employment screening business we see this every day. Now maybe this is a radical example but people lie on their resumes every day; See Employment Screening 101: Education and Employment Verifications-Part 8. In fact we just posted a great article on employeescreen University called Liar, Liar, resume on fire.

An even more publicized event has Criminal Charges Lodged Against a Fake Attorney:

Brian T. Valery, the man who passed himself off as an attorney in two states and worked for a major New York law firm, will soon get to appear in a Connecticut courtroom. But this time, his appearance won’t be pro hoc vice in Stamford Superior Court. It will be as a criminal defendant.

Valery, 32, surrendered to authorities in Stamford on Jan. 10 and was arrested on charges of perjury, which carries a maximum sentence of five years in prison, and the unauthorized practice of law, a misdemeanor with a maximum two-month sentence.

The paralegal, who lied to his former employer — Anderson Kill & Olick in Manhattan — about attending law school and passing the New York bar exam, will be arraigned in Stamford Superior Court on Wednesday.

A simple verification of a professional license can save a company a lot of embarrassment. The services Includes a review and verification of professional license and registration status of any license or certification required by industry or organizational standards. A verification of all licenses and certifications provided by the candidate directly with the issuing or accrediting organization.

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Jason Morris

President & Chief Operating Officer at EmployeeScreenIQ
A veteran screening and risk management professional, Jason Morris founded EmployeeScreenIQ in 1999 and acts as the company’s chief operating officer and president. Morris is a frequent speaker delivering captivating, interactive discussions on background checks, global screening, recruitment and staffing. He educates audiences in best practice initiatives as they relate to organizational employment screening programs. Morris has been quoted in numerous business and industry publications including The Wall Street Journal, MSNBC.com, USA Today, New York Times, among others. He is also a licensed private investigator in the states of Ohio, Illinois, New Jersey, Texas, Arizona and Nevada.
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