Tag: employee background checks

5 Signs It’€™s Time to Upgrade Your Employment Background Checks

How do you know if it’s time for your company to upgrade its employment background checks? Whether it’s that uneasy feeling you get when you desperately need the results of a candidate’s criminal background check—and your screening provider isn’t answering the phone. Or maybe more than a few candidates have disputed the results of their background check—you’ve sensed that it’s time to search for…

Can You Deny Employment for Falsifying a Job Application? | EmployeeScreenIQ Blog

Most job candidates know that falsifying a job application is grounds for being denied employment. Unfortunately, that doesn’t always stop them from doing it, however most understand the consequences if they get caught. Conversely, most employers are conditioned to believe they are well within their rights to deny employment on the basis that someone lied on the job application.

News Flash: My Background Check and I Am Boring

I volunteered to be one of the guinea pigs for this new project and told our team to throw the kitchen sink at me in terms of background screening services ordered and products used. Why they were so excited about this new challenge, I’ll never know. You’d think they just walked down the stairs on Christmas morning and saw a treasure trove of new…

NFL Player Introductions to Include Criminal Records?

Saturday Night Live parodied what the starting lineup announcements would look like on TV if the players just volunteered their criminal convictions at the beginning of each game. Somewhere the EEOC is preparing a class action suit against the NFL, because they believe the players should only reveal this information after you’ve watched part of the game to determine if you really like the…

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

Given all of the existing limitations, companies need to weigh their options carefully when it comes to pre-employment credit. Not only are there legislative limits on the use of credit, but adding to the mix, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and the trial bar are aggressively pursuing class action lawsuits in situations where they claim that the use of credit reports leads to…

Flaw in Employment Background Check Law is Hurting Candidates

Having been involved in the employment background screening industry for over twenty years one could say I have seen it all. I have seen class action lawsuits, congressional hearings, state hearings, and pundits slamming an industry they really don’t understand. Often critics don’t realize that there’s a loophole in the federal law (the Fair Credit Reporting Act) that was designed to help consumers but…

Judge Tosses Texas Lawsuit Against EEOC on Criminal Background Checks

Yesterday, a federal judge ruled that the state of Texas cannot challenge the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s (EEOC) guidance on criminal background checks because the state is not presently at risk of being penalized for refusing to adopt the policy. You might recall that this suit was filed last November by Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott filed a legal action which challenged the…