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Reliable Background Screening has a long and successful history performing background checks in a multitude of industries, nationwide. Reliable is widely considered as the experts in the intricacies of the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) and other background screening regulations. President and CEO, Rudy Troisi, has been a speaker, nationally, at numerous professional organizations on the topic of employee and other background checks. As part of our stated goal to educate our clients about what background information they should have, and what the best methods are to acquire it, please refer to the two areas below, which contain valuable information pertaining to background checks.

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Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Issues Report on the Three Credit Bureaus

Earlier this month, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) issued its report on the three nationwide consumer reporting agencies (NCRAs)—Equifax, Experian, and TransUnion, the three main credit bureaus in the United States.  The CFPB is required by the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) to provide an annual report that summarizes the outcomes of consumer complaints lodged with the CFPB against these three credit reporting companies. The report was [...]

By |January 23, 2023|The Reliable Blog|

Negligent Hiring Liability Exists Whether it’s a Contractor or W-2 Employee

Sadly in the news this month was the death of a 7-year-old girl, allegedly killed by a FedEx delivery person/driver, who was in fact a subcontractor working for a third-party company.  The result has been a lawsuit filed by the family of the deceased girl against both FedEx and the third-party subcontracting company (that actually employed this delivery person/driver). Although the lawsuit has not yet been adjudicated, it [...]

By |December 22, 2022|The Reliable Blog|

CFPB Reports on Tenant Background Checks – A Wake-Up Call for the Multi-Housing Industry

On November 15th, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) issued two separate reports on tenant background checks and their wide-spread use by the rental housing industry.  In addition to questioning to what extent these reports actually aid landlords to mitigate risk, the CFPB found other areas that need amelioration, including with the manner in which the multi-family industry operates today. As someone who has been involved with the [...]

By |November 20, 2022|The Reliable Blog|

Unintended Consequences – California Governor Newsom Fails to Sign SB-1262

Regardless of your politics, most people want their personal privacy protected. California Governor Newsom cited, “an individual’s constitutional right to privacy,” in his letter to the California State Senate, when he returned California Senate Bill 1262 (SB-1262), without his signature, effectively allowing the bill to die. SB-1262 would have returned Dates of Birth (DOB’s) to publicly accessible court criminal index terminals.  This Bill would have had the effect [...]

By |October 10, 2022|The Reliable Blog|

Franchise Industry – Take Note – NLRB Proposes New Joint Employer Rules

If it feels like deja vu, it is.  In just over two years since it last ruled on this issue in April of 2020, earlier this month on September 6th, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) issued another proposed rule change for establishing joint employer status (as regulated under the National Labor Relations Act).  This new rule proposal, if enacted, will annul and change the NLRB’s joint employer [...]

By |September 21, 2022|The Reliable Blog|

Seven Billion Reasons for Best-Practices Background Checks

A few weeks ago, a court in Dallas awarded $7 Billion in Damages against Charter Communications, Inc., which operates Spectrum, a cable television media company.  This award went to the family of a Spectrum customer, who sadly was robbed, stabbed and murdered by an installer of Spectrum. Although this case involved much more than whether a background check was performed on the employee, it is a sad reminder [...]


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