Tag: FCRA

Serial Plaintiff Uses FCRA To Threaten Employers, Earns $230,000 in Settlements

This is something straight out of an employer’s worst nightmare. Imagine someone applies for a job which has been advertised. However, this person is actually not interested in the job. All they want is for the employer to commit the tiniest legal violation when running background checks. As soon as this happens, they threaten a class action lawsuit and extort thousands of dollars in…

Employers Beware: Not All Companies Vet Their Background Checks (You Can End Up Getting Sued)

This topic comes up more and more as FCRA lawsuits have been increasingly growing over just the last year.  We wanted to inform our readers about the reasons for using a background check company that does not use a dispute as the vetting process.  This will be an ongoing article to where we will add instances where people used a background check company that…

How Well Do You Know Your Employment Laws? [Quiz]

Calling all HR managers: how well do you understand employment laws? Whether you are responsible for conducting background checks or not, understanding the latest updates in employment legislation protects your company from legal liabilities while creating a smoother hiring process. After you take this quiz, you’ll be one step closer to revolutionizing the way your company conducts job interviews, screens employees, and hires job…

GoodHire Milestones: New Office, New Faces, and New Stories

On December 19, 2012, GoodHire was born. Like many young startups in the Silicon Valley, GoodHire started with a simple concept: to improve the lives of hiring managers and business owners across the country. Fast forward to today. Both the GoodHire product and team have matured. We’ve expanded our offerings, served our customers with dedication. We’ve come a long way in a short time!…

7 Reasons Why Diversity Is the Secret Key to Success

One of the biggest revelations from the recent Donald Sterling case is that our society values, protects, and encourages diversity. Extending beyond just the sports community, institutions of all types have begun to rethink diversity in their organizations. Hiring managers know that the employer is responsible for preventing discrimination as outlined by the FCRA and EEOC and Civil Rights Act of 1964, especially when…

6 Ways GoodHire’s New Resource Will End Your Employee Screening Woes

GoodHire is excited to announce its first official publication: The Complete Employer’s Guide to Background Checks and Reports. This free 40-page eBook provides in-depth information about the most common background checks that your business should consider when screening employees. The eBook also provides a step-by-step walk-through to ensure legal compliance with FCRA regulations throughout your hiring process. If it’s your first time running a…

The Ultimate FCRA Compliance Factsheet

Calling all HR individuals: at GoodHire, we understand you. We know your likes, dislikes, needs, and wants. You have more items on your to-do list than can be completed in typical workday. Your role requires superhero powers to solve your company’s daily issues. But you can depend on us. To help you excel at your job, we’ll provide all the answers to your complex…