Tag: Fair Credit Reporting Act

Is salary history part of your screening process

Do you as an employer ask for salary history as part of your hiring process? If so, do you use that information to make your decision on whether or not to hire someone? It seems like such a small detail, but could bring problems for an employer depending on how...

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Is the Use of a Credit Check Always Legal?

More and more employers are choosing to use credit checks on employees as part of their pre-employment screening process. The thought is that looking at a person’s credit report is a pretty good indicator of whether that person is fiscally responsible and, therefore, possesses at least some of the traits...

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Follow Protocol to Avoid Mistakes in Background Check Process

There’s a reason the Fair Credit Reporting Act regulates the way employers use professional third-party background check companies, and that’s to ensure everyone is treated fairly and mistakes aren’t made. Consider the 53-year-old man in Michigan who recently was stripped of his new job because of a felony conviction found...

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Common Background Screening Mistakes

More and more employers are using background screening to help them find just the right person to fill their vacancies, but how can they be sure their check is giving them exactly what they need? What are some common background check mistakes? First, it's important that employers ensure they're in compliance with federal and state laws...

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Why You Need to Know about H.R. 3149

There’s a bill in the House of Representatives that has been introduced and referred to committee and if you’re an employer, you need to know about it. H. R. 3149:  Equal Employment for All Act would have a definite impact on companies that conduct background checks on their potential employees...

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