Dec 18, 2018
The City of Seattle enacted its Fair Chance Housing Ordinance last year (Seattle Municipal Code Sec. 14.09) that restricts the use of criminal record information in tenant screening reports. Will this create a trend that will prevent companies from obtaining criminal background checks

Nov 22, 2018
There are a plethora of referral services (and other types of companies) that promote, “our members (or employees) are background checked.” Some of these companies advertise on television and other media formats, while

Oct 10, 2018
There are issues with searching for criminal records on publicly available court websites. The indented language below was taken verbatim from

Sep 18, 2018
A revised FCRA Summary of Rights must be used starting September 21, 2018. The key compliance impact for companies and other organizations that need to obtain a background check – be it employee screening, tenant screening, franchisee screening, membership screening or other type of permissible business purpose background check, is that a new FCRA Summary of Rights must be provided starting this Friday.

Aug 24, 2018
Criminal records typically have no Social Security Number attached to them. Thus searching for criminal records is performed on a legal name and date of birth match. The challenge is that there are at most 366 days in a year, but there are nearly 330 million people

Jul 23, 2018
Hiring employees is generally a gamble. One never knows if the individual that applies for employment will truly succeed. Many individuals interview very well. Unfortunately, once on the job, many do not truly work out. Even those that reach and surpass the proverbial 90-day probationary period are often

Jun 25, 2018
The Fair Credit Reporting Act, (“FCRA”) is a Federal Government statute. It was enacted to promote the accuracy, fairness, and privacy of consumer information contained in

May 14, 2018
Another question would certainly be: What does the Patriot Act have to do with background screening? The straightforward response is: ALOT! In October 2001, a bill entitled

Apr 30, 2018
Cyber threats to the healthcare industry at all aspects of its value train: materials production; formulation; device manufacture; food supplement manufacture; formulation/assembly; packaging; distribution; and ultimately delivery, are

Mar 30, 2018
All businesses face similar challenges when it comes to background screening. Challenges result from regulatory-driven requirements, compliance issues, liability mitigation… and the need to protect the

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