Posts Tagged: CRA

Frequently Asked Questions about Background Checks

Both employers and employees have questions about how background checks work, and how the law regulates them. It’s not always easy to get clear answers because there are so many agencies and stakeholders involved. A good place to start in understanding background checks is to know how the Federal Trade Commission’s and Consumer Financial Protection… Read more »

Employment Screening and the Role of Fairness

Author: Michael Gaul The other day, I arrived at the office greeted by news related to three separate lawsuits involving employment screening companies, their employer-customers, and applicants trying to gain employment. Each of these suits involves a complex web of legal issues and accusations – one involving an alleged  failure to follow adverse action notification… Read more »

Background Screening Companies Are Being Scrutinized

How is Your Background Check Firm Measuring Up? If your company is similar to 90% of the corporations across the United States, it relies on background checks as part of the hiring process. Background screening, which may include criminal records, credit histories, driving records, employment verifications, and reference checks, is considered a valuable resource to… Read more »

2 Concerning Employment Screening Practices

Handing over your background checks to a third party does not release you from liability when background checks go awry. Hiring a background screening company, a.k.a. Consumer Reporting Agency (CRA), is intended to help your business by enabling better hiring decisions and easing the compliance process. However, not all CRAs take that responsibility as seriously… Read more »