This Week in Employment Background Checks: April 18, 2014
April 18, 2014
Happy Friday! If you were unable to keep up with our blog this week, you’re in the right place. Earlier in the week, we shared our thoughts on the official court ruling in the EEOC vs. Kaplan Higher Education case. Jason shared the results of this year’s NAPBS Mid-Year Legislative and Regulatory Conference in Washington D.C. Read his account here. And since the release of our 2014 Employment Background Screening Trends Survey Report a couple weeks ago, we’ve begun to dive deeper into the specific results in our post, EmployeeScreenIQ Survey Reveals Criminal Offenses That Concern Employers. And lastly, with news of a luggage theft problem at LAX, we shared best practices for the airline industry to improve its background screening practices.
Earlier this week, the Sixth Court of Appeals affirmed a lower court ruling granting summary judgment to Kaplan in a high profile lawsuit brought by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC v. Kaplan Higher Education Corp.) over their use of employment credit reports. Read More
The National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS) met last week in Washington D.C. for the 2014 Legislative and Regulatory Conference. The conference brought together over 300 background screeners, regulators, and lawmakers for this annual event in the Capitol. Read More
Nearly 600 human resources professionals opened up to EmployeeScreenIQ about how they use employment background checks to make hiring decisions and their candid feedback is detailed in our just-released, fifth annual survey of U.S. based employers. As we have reported from past surveys, it’s not surprising that respondents expressed greater concern over convictions (particularly felony convictions) related to crimes of violence, theft, and dishonesty. Read More
Something’s Missing: Should the Airline Industry Review Its Background Screening Practices for Contract Employees?
Hearing a story like this one might make you uncomfortable the next time you check baggage. While there have been headlines of TSA agents stealing from passenger’s luggage, in this instance, the luggage was out of the passenger’s hands and behind the scenes. Now we’re asking, is it time for the airline industry to step up their background screening practices? Read More