This Week in Employment Background Checks: September 2, 2014

Nick Fishman

Employment Background Checks

Happy September! With several popular posts on the IQ Blog at the tail end of August, we wanted to make sure you had the opportunity to read them as we head into September. From a ban the box mishap in Texas, to the fatal flaw in employment background checks, take a look at each of the posts below for the latest in pre-employment background screening this week.

The Wrong Way to Comply with Ban the Box: Austin, Texas

The city of Austin, Texas hired a six-time convict to work in their public library . . .  that just plead guilty to attempted indecency with a child. Read More

Judge Tosses Texas Lawsuit Against EEOC on Criminal Background Checks

A judge ruled that Texas cannot challenge EEOC’s guidance on criminal background checks because the state is not at risk of being penalized for non-compliance. Read More

Flaw in Employment Background Check Law is Hurting Candidates

Often critics of employment background checks don’t realize that there’s a loophole in the federal law that was designed to help consumers but actually hurts them. Read More

Think You’re Cut Out For Doing Employment Credit Reports?

Employment credit reports can be valuable to employers because they can offer insight into an applicant’s reliability and sense of personal responsibility. Read More




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Nick Fishman is the co-founder of EmployeeScreenIQ, a leading, global employment background screening provider, and serves as the company’s executive vice president and chief marketing officer. He pioneered the creation of EmployeeScreen University, the #1 educational resource on employment background checks for human resources, security and risk management professionals. A recognized industry expert, Nick is a frequent author, presenter and contributor to the news media. Nick is also a licensed private investigator in the states of Ohio and Texas.
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