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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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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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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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Tips to Find Your Perfect Background Check Provider

Do a Google search for background checks and you're likely to come up with multiple pages of service ads. Here are some things to keep in mind when making the decision for a background check provider.
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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

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.
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Automate Your Compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act

The Fair Credit Reporting Act, or the FCRA, is a hefty concern for a human resources department. The regulations protect your potential hires, as well as your coworkers, and yourself when you're searching for jobs, but even accidental infringement…
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The Newest Changes to the Fair Credit Reporting Act

The Fair Credit Reporting Act has been changing the rules around backgrounds for the last few years. Gradually each state is incorporating additional laws related to this Act onto their books. These are the newest changes to the Fair Credit…