Understanding Disclosure and Authorization Forms


As an end-user of background reports, Employers are assigned numerous responsibilities, including providing and procuring certain disclosures and authorizations to and from consumers.  To order an employment background report from a Consumer Reporting Agency (CRA) such as Crimcheck, an employer must certify that it has successfully complied with all duties as required by the Fair […]

5 Legal HR Mistakes Which Can Prove Very Costly

Human resources can sometimes seem like a legal minefield. This is because the simplest slip-up can have severe legal consequences. A simple mistake can lead to a costly class action suit, a severe sanction from regulatory authorities and damaging press coverage. Therefore, HR needs to strive to stop running afoul of the legal provisions. The […]

2020 HR Challenges and Opportunities


The Changing Face of HR Services As more and more corporate clients turned to recruitment and staffing providers during 2019, in the wake of record-setting settlements in a host of HR-related litigations, rather than performing these services in-house, it is clear that the face of HR service providers is changing. We are no longer just […]

Background Screening: The HR Professional Perspective


As the world moves toward a more global workforce, the use of background checks, especially those that incorporate international data, is increasing exponentially, according to a recent survey conducted by the National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS). The impetus behind seeking background checks continues to be the focus on protecting both employers and their customers, especially […]

FTC Accepts Settlement From Two Diploma Mills


On February 10, 2017, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced that two diploma mills had agreed to settle the charges brought against them. The diploma mills had been charged with selling fake diplomas to thousands of unsuspecting consumers.  Even though this was about a year ago, this is still applicable to this day, even more so. […]

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 […]

5 Reasons Why Human Resource Is The Most Important Job At Your Company


Why Is Human Resource So Awesome? Most people assume that the CFO (or whatever title the finance person goes by) is the most important job at a company. The reason for this assumption is simple: business success is often measured in financial terms. Since the CFO is often tasked with ensuring that the numbers add […]

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) […]

Rising Wage Demands Becoming A Source of Concern For Employers


The post-recession boom could to be turning into a liability for many employers. This seems to be the hidden message in the latest Emerging Workforce Study (EWS). The study findings show that many employers are becoming increasingly troubled by raising wage demands brought about by an expanded jobs market. The EWS is an annual in-depth […]

[ HR Benchmarks and Analysis ] 2015-2016 Report : Update


Bloomberg BNA Releases The HR Department Benchmarks and Analysis 2015-2016 Report On October 21st, 2015, Bloomberg BNA announced the release of its HR Department Benchmarks and Analysis 2015-2016 report. The report – which has been released annually since its inception in 1978 – is considered an invaluable resource for HR executives and professionals. This is […]