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Temporary Tammy Needs a Seasonal Background Check

Everyone is doing more during the holiday season. More cooking, more eating, more shopping, more driving to grandma’s and for some people; more hiring. According to an article this fall by “UPS (United Parcel Service) would hire about 100,000 temporary employees for the crucial holiday season beginning in November.” Now most business will not be […]

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Dangers Of Not Doing Background Checks For The Hospitality Industry

The hospitality industry is renowned for many things. One thing human resource managers should be aware of is the link between the hospitality industry and lawsuits. The threat of litigation has always been extremely high. In 2015, for instance, the hospitality industry was the most sued industry by the Equal Employment Opportunities Commission (EEOC). The […]

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It’s a Bad Idea: Why you shouldn’t rely on free background checks

Many websites now offer free background checks. At no cost at all, they promise to check public records, criminal records, court records, and so on. Two popular websites which offer free checks are and background On these two websites, anyone can conduct a background check on another person in a matter of minutes […]

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Warning to Employers: [Get Your Background Checks In Order]

Employers have always lived under the threat of litigation when using background checks for screening applicants. This is nothing new. What is new is that, over the last few years, a particular aspect of using background checks has become a leading source of class action lawsuits. This aspect his the disclosure and authorization of background […]

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Staffing Beware: Improper Use Of Background Checks Could Get You Sued

Original Post: 3-15-16 Updated Post: 4-29-16 Updated Post: 7-18-16 Updated Post: 10-23-16 Updated Post: 4-4-17 In April 2015, the staffing industry and others were rocked by the news that retail giant Amazon had been hit with a proposed class action lawsuit. The class action was brought against the company under the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). The company was […]

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What the DOL Fiduciary Rule Means For Employers

Most employers imagine that the Department of Labor (DOL)’s fiduciary rule only applies to financial advisers and brokers. To some extent this is true. The fiduciary rule is mainly intended to streamline the operations of brokers and Registered Investment Advisers (RIAs). However, since employers normally contract brokers and RIAs to act as advisers for 401(k) […]

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Don’t Waste Your Time With Instant Criminal Record Databases

Many people are seduced by the idea of instant criminal record databases. This is because they seem to offer the ultimate background checks dream i.e. quick results, with no inconvenience, and at minimal or no costs at all. Who wouldn’t want to enjoy such benefits? Nobody, right? Unfortunately, these apparent benefits are mere illusions. Instant […]

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How To Prepare Your Job Applicants For Their Background Checks

A typical job applicant is totally unprepared for background checks. At some level, they know that checks will be carried out during the recruitment process. However, they don’t make any preparations for them. This is because most of applicants don’t realize that they need to prepare for background checks. Applicants often think that they only […]

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Do You Have A Pre-Employment Background Check Process In Place?

If Not, Read This Carefully Before You Conduct Your Next Background Check, Else You Could Set Yourself Up For A Lawsuit Pre-employment background checks are now a standard part of the hiring process. Almost every organization carries them out. Unfortunately, not all organizations have a specific background check process in place. Most organizations simply conduct […]