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Complying With the Fair Credit Reporting Act in Background Screenings

Employee background checks are not just limited to a criminal background check. There are other background reports that employers need to make a conscious decision. Just because the prospective candidate has not run afoul of the law does not…
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What Does A Employer Credit Check Look For?

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Applying to a new position? Worried about an employer credit check? Many candidates today think about their credit score when searching for new opportunities. As an HR or recruiting professional, however, it can make or break an applicant's…
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West Coast State Credit Report Limits in Employment Screening - Part I

There are a number of states that are considering passing, or have passed, laws that regulate how state credit reports may or may not be used by employers for employment pre-screening purposes. Many of these differ or extend the coverage of…
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NAPBS Accreditation: Your Added Layer of Protection

Is your background screening agency satisfying your business needs? It's time to learn how NAPBS Accreditation can protect your business. Like many professionals, adequately vetting the background and any potential liabilities that may come…
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How Select The Best Background Check Provider

If you know the true value of background checks, you know it's not just a matter of people's personal facts. A high-quality background check can be immensely powerful to protect your company from any number of potentially serious future risks.…
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6 Things to Remember When Conducting Investigations

Conducting investigations in Human Resources is a skill that must be developed in order to keep the operation running smoothly. Investigations vary from accidents, sexual harassment, discrimination, to employee conflict. Having an understanding…
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Fair Credit Reporting Act Compliance With Regards to Background Checks

The Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) is a federal compliance law that requires fair, accurate, and private background checks that includes consumer reports. Here is a user-friendly guide will discuss your rights as an individual.
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Importance of NAPBS Accreditation: Can You Afford Not to Protect Yourself?

We are all aware of demands to protect the public, including in the workplace and housing, from potential violence, fraud, or incompetence that might endanger the vulnerable in care settings. Our conviction is that genuine due diligence in the field of professional background checks must pass at least three tests.
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E-Verify Returns to Doing Investigations After Being Unavailable for More Than One Month

The recent Federal government shutdown impacted the economy in ways both seen and unseen. One impact involves the E-Verify system used by many employers to confirm the identity and eligibility of new workers before they are hired. This system…
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What Differentiates NAPBS Accredited from Unaccredited Consumer Reporting Agencies?

A consumer reporting agency (CRA) is an entity that gets paid to prepare and furnish consumer reports to third parties. The Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) expounds this further under Section 1681a. Opportunities to offer services for monetary…
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Background Checks and the FCRA

Have you ever wondered how your organization can comply with the regulations mandated by the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA)? How can you do this and accomplish things without getting in hot water with the Consumer Finance Protection Bureau?…
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Understanding Compliance With the Fair Credit Reporting Act Compliance Regarding Background Checks

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The Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) is one tool that can be used by employers to help streamline the decision-making process and is legally permissible in most states. The FCRA can even be used to evaluate current employees for retention or promotion. Let's take a look at what this legislation is about and the steps for compliance.