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India General Elections May Lead to Delays in Background Checks

Posted on 4/14/2014 by Andy Yoder

India background checks, employment verifications, and degree confirmations will likely be delayed for employers during elections in April and May.

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Feeling Confident About Your FBI Background Checks? You May Want to Check Again.

Posted on 4/9/2014 by Andy Yoder

Approximately 17 million FBI background checks are conducted each year for employment purposes. Recent examinations of these searches include inaccurate.

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Justifacts Announces the Launch of Justifacts Digital Support

Posted on 3/25/2014 by Chas Sobolak

Justifacts Credential Verification, Inc., a fore-runner in the background screening industry, today announced that it has provided access to an enhanced Digital Support suite to all Justifacts clients.

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3 E-Verify Tools That You May Not Be Using

Posted on 3/10/2014 by Andy Yoder

E-Verify is a part of everyday life for most hiring managers. But there may be some aspects of E-Verify that many employers don’t know about.

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San Francisco Becomes the 5th City to “Ban the Box”

Posted on 2/25/2014 by Andy Yoder

Starting February 14, 2014, the City of San Francisco adopted changes to Police Code Article 49, that will impose, impose Ban the Box on applications for employment.

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8 Misconceptions about Background Checks

Posted on 2/14/2014 by Michelle Yoder

Background checks are an investment that employers choose to make on the candidates they are interested in hiring. Learn about 8 misconceptions about Background Checks.

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State Laws and Background Checks: What you need to know

Posted on 1/17/2014 by Andy Yoder

Whether you’re conducting background checks nationwide or in your own hometown, state laws can affect the way you screen your applicants.

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Five facts that every applicant should know about Background Checks

Posted on 1/7/2014 by Michelle Yoder

There are ways that you as an applicant can help get you into that dream job faster. Here are five facts every applicant should know about background checks.

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The HR Holiday Wish List – for Employment Screening Bliss

Posted on 12/20/2013 by Michelle Yoder

HR Departments have spent 2013 dealing with a variety of issues and now have a 2014 HR Holiday Wish List for Employment Screening Bliss!

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Minnesota, Rhode Island, and Buffalo resolve to ‘Ban the Box’ in 2014

Posted on 12/19/2013 by Michelle Yoder

On January 1, 2014 Minnesota, Rhode Island, and the City of Buffalo will join the growing trend of states and local governments who have passed “Ban the Box” laws.

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Understanding the FCRA: Section § 614. Restrictions on Investigative Consumer Reports and Section § 615. Requirements on Users of Consumer Reports (10 of 10 part series)

Posted on 12/4/2013 by Michelle Yoder

Sections 614 and 615 deal with the restrictions on reporting of adverse information and how to communicate adverse action to applicants.

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Understanding the FCRA: Section § 613. Public Record Information for Employment Purposes (9 of 10 part series)

Posted on 11/26/2013 by Michelle Yoder

Section 613 of the FCRA protects employees from adverse information which would affect their employment.

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The Justifacts Credential Verification Justiweb System Achieves Oracle Validated Integration with Oracle Taleo Business Edition Cloud Service

Posted on 11/19/2013 by Chas Sobolak

The Justifacts-Taleo integration can offer employers superior background checks in a format they rely on with the Taleo Business Edition Cloud Service.

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Heigh Ho, Heigh Ho It’s off to Court They Go: FCRA Class Action Lawsuits are on the Rise

Posted on 11/18/2013 by Michelle Yoder

On November 1st Walt Disney Co. joined a growing list of employers headed to court over allegations of FCRA violations.

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Showdown in Texas: Texas challenges EEOC guidelines on hiring felons

Posted on 11/13/2013 by Andy Yoder

Texas Attorney General, Greg Abbott has filed suit against the EEOC over the right of Texas employers to maintain policies against hiring of felons.

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Understanding the FCRA: Section § 612. Charges for Certain Disclosures (8 of 10 part series)

Posted on 11/11/2013 by Michelle Yoder

Section 612 of the FCRA discusses if/when it is appropriate to charge a consumer for his/her file.

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Understanding the FCRA: Section § 611. Procedure in Case of Disputed Accuracy (7 of 10 part series)

Posted on 10/29/2013 by Michelle Yoder

Section 611 of the FCRA deals with the approved methods for the reinvestigation of disputed applicant information.

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Seattle restricts employers from asking about and using criminal record information

Posted on 10/23/2013 by Andy Yoder

Effective November 1, 2013, the City of Seattle, WA will impose an ordinance that restricts employers in the city from asking about and using criminal record information.

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Understanding the FCRA: Section § 610. Condition and Form of Disclosure (6 of 10 part series)

Posted on 10/21/2013 by Michelle Yoder

Section 610 of the FCRA deals with the approved methods used to provide disclosure to applicants (consumers).

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The U.S. Government is open! How does this affect E-Verify and CBSV Searches?

Posted on 10/17/2013 by Andy Yoder

Now that the shutdown is over human resource professionals need to know how the new start up process will work when ordering employment searches that are performed by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) and Social Security Administration (SSA).

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Understanding the FCRA: Section § 609. Disclosures to Consumers (5 of 10 part series)

Posted on 10/15/2013 by Michelle Yoder

Section 609 of the FCRA details what information must be disclosed to an applicant if he/she requests it.

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Understanding the FCRA: Section§ 607. Compliance Procedures (4 of 10 part series)

Posted on 10/8/2013 by Michelle Yoder

Section 607 of the FCRA states that CRAs need to take reasonable measures to make sure that they do not violate Section 605.

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How the Government Shutdown Affects Background Checks, E-Verify Put on Hold

Posted on 10/2/2013 by Andy Yoder

On October 1, 2013 the U.S. Government has officially shut down. Both E-Verify and CBSV searches cannot be processed during this shutdown period.

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Understanding the FCRA: Section. § 606. Disclosure of investigative consumer reports (3 of 10 part series)

Posted on 10/1/2013 by Michelle Yoder

Section 606 of the FCRA discusses the disclosure of investigative consumer reports, candidate rights, and prohibitions.

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Understanding the FCRA: Section § 605. Requirements relating to information contained in consumer reports (2 of 10 part series)

Posted on 9/24/2013 by Michelle Yoder

Section 605 of the FCRA discusses how employers should be aware that, in certain instances, adverse information about a candidate is not reportable.

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Understanding the FCRA: Section § 604. Permissible purposes of consumer reports (1 of 10 part series)

Posted on 9/17/2013 by Michelle Yoder

Section 604 of the FCRA discusses both the purposes of requesting and conditions of using/furnishing consumer reports for employment purposes.

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Understanding the FCRA and Background Screening Laws & Regulations (Intro of 10 part series)

Posted on 9/10/2013 by Michelle Yoder

In this age of increased security risks, workplace violence incidents and negligent hiring lawsuits, employers are using background checks as a tool to identify the most qualified individual available, thereby increasing security and decreasing liability and improving the quality of their workforce.

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eCup Rapid Drug Testing

Posted on 8/13/2013 by Michelle Yoder

The eCup is a 5-panel drug testing urine collection “smart cup” which is designed for rapid, under-seal screening for pre-employment drug testing.

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Nine Attorney Generals Respond to Recent Actions Taken by the EEOC

Posted on 7/31/2013 by Andy Yoder

Recently there has been a development in this story. Attorney Generals from the states of Alabama, Colorado, Georgia, Kansas, Nebraska, South Carolina, Utah and West Virginia have joined together to urge the EEOC to rescind the Enforcement Guidance and dismiss the complaints against BMW Manufacturing and Dollar General regarding their use of criminal records for employment screening purposes.

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Employment Screening: Due Diligence vs. Data Dumps [Infographic]

Posted on 7/26/2013 by Michelle Yoder

A common misconception amongst human resource professionals is that their background screening provider is reporting the most up-to-date and precise information when it comes to candidate background checks.

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