New FCRA Forms Required by January 1, 2013

According to regulations from the Consumer Financial Protection Board (CFPB), three essential forms mandated by the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) used in the background screening process must be modified by January 1, 2013. The forms must be changed to reflect that consumers can obtain information about their rights under the FCRA from the […]

EEOC Issues Guidelines for Criminal Checks in Background Screening

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission issued new guidelines for employers on the use of criminal background checks when hiring new employees.  “The new guidance clarifies and updates the EEOC’s longstanding policy concerning the use of arrest and conviction records in employment, which will assist job seekers, employees, employers, and many other agency stakeholders,” said […]

Amendment to Massachusetts Criminal History Check from May 4th 2012

In 2010, Massachusetts enacted a new law governing the use of criminal records for employment in Massachusetts and the Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) Reform Act will become effective from May 4, 2012. The act will allow all employers access to a new online records system, but it also imposes obligations on employers that acquire […]

Using Consumer Reports: What Employers Need to Know

Your company has job vacancies to fill. You’re also thinking about promoting some employees from within the company. You’ve winnowed down the stack of applications and resumes and want to run background checks through a third party company who is in the business of compiling background information. Employment background checks also are known as consumer […]

California to Implement Two New Laws from Jan 1st 2012

With the end of the year approaching, we wanted to remind you of two new California laws that will effect you or your clients.  Both of these laws go into effect January 1, 2012 and require revisions to an employer’s Disclosure/Authorization forms. First, California SB 909 which takes effect on January 1, 2012, and amends […]