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Background Check Best Practices for FCRA Compliance

Compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) is a primary concern for employers and the background screeners with whom they work. For years, we’ve heard about lawsuit after lawsuit, and settlement after settlement—one larger than the next—regarding companies that did not comply with one aspect of the FCRA’s stringent requirements or another. This litigation …

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Hire Image’s Top Ten Background Screening Predictions for 2023

Federal Agencies Increase Focus on Background As 2022 wound down, several federal agencies issued guidance and policy regarding background checks, privacy, and data signaling a renewed interest in further regulating background screening in 2023 and beyond. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has been focusing on “big tech” and its use of consumer data, as …

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Increased Legislation Does Not Equate to Decreased Background Checks

Employers’ Questions Answered For employers, the stakes of hiring the right person have arguably never been higher. New legislation, along with increased societal expectations, stricter regulations, enhanced Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) issues, and unfettered access to an organization’s ethical footprint all require an employer to truly know who they are hiring. Thanks to social …

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Federal Marijuana Possession Convictions Go Up in Smoke

The Impact of President Biden’s Pardons on Employers From 2019 through 2020, we heard all about former candidate Biden’s campaign promise to decriminalize and expunge cannabis convictions. Since then, the administration has, in large part, remained silent on marijuana reform … until now. In an effort to begin overhauling the country’s federal marijuana laws, President …

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What is Adverse Action?

With regard to the hiring process, an adverse action is when an organization receives information from a background check that, “in whole or in part,” is a factor in determining not to hire an applicant, not promoting a current employee, or terminating a current employee. The adverse action process is governed by the Fair Credit …

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Are Technological Advancements and AI Creating Instances of Disability Discrimination?

The ADA and the Impact of Using AI in Employment-Related Decisions The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) recently issued a technical assistance document (TA) addressing how existing ADA requirements may apply to the use of artificial intelligence (AI) in employment-related decision making. The TA discusses how using these technologically advanced tools may create disadvantages for …

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Workplace Drug Positivity Rates Reach a Two-Decade ‘High’ (Pun Intended)

Issues surrounding drug use in relation to the workplace have plagued employers for decades. Unfortunately, circumstances surrounding an employee’s possession, use, and impairment are nothing new. In their unending efforts, employers struggle in an attempt to keep employees and customers safe, while complying with various laws that seemingly change daily. The statistics have ebbed and …

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