Building Better Background Screening Programs
Employers are being sued in record numbers over their employment screening practices, costing employers money, time, and creating a business distraction. Seemingly innocuous screening practices and alleged non-compliance with federal and state law and regulation are resulting in protracted class actions and multi-million dollar settlements. Not limited to a single industry, employers in financial services, manufacturing, retail, staffing, transportation, and hospitality have all been targets. This risk can be mitigated.
Alleged screening violations by employers center on failure to meet specific requirements of the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), its state analogues, and related law and regulation. Consider whether your current screening program and the manner in which it is applied would withstand legal and regulatory scrutiny, particularly in frequently litigated, high risk compliance areas. It may be an optimal time for an independent employment screening expert to assess your screening program and its use.
We build better screening programs; we do not sell or provide background checks.
With 20 years' experience in employment screening and compliance, we help mitigate your risk by focusing on:
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Resource: In February 2014, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and Federal Trade Commission (FTC) jointly published Background Checks: What Employers Need To Know. Demonstrating the importance of compliance, the stated purpose of the publication is "explain[ing] how to comply with both the federal nondiscrimination laws and the FCRA."