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Uber to Pay Up to $25 Million for Allegedly Misleading Consumers About Background Checks

On April 7, 2016, Uber agreed to settle a lawsuit brought against the company in 2014 by the district attorneys of both San Francisco and Los Angeles. In the suit, the ride-sharing provider was accused of misrepresenting the comprehensiveness of its driver background screening process when the company referred to its service as “the safest ride …

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Uber Driver’s Shooting Spree Puts Target on Background Screening

The terror and tragedy that Uber driver Jason Dalton brought upon the city of Kalamazoo during the evening of Saturday, February 20th is unimaginable.  His shooting spree, which took place at three separate locations around the city over the course of seven hours, left 6 dead and 2 wounded with the victims ranging in age …

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Top 10 Background Screening Predictions for 2015

Criminals found in the workplace, sweeping changes in legislation regarding medical marijuana, high-profile cases of resume fraud, and increased number of class action lawsuits against businesses for non-compliance with employment laws — it’s no wonder so many employers realized the importance of professional background screening in 2014. 

An Uber Example: Making the case for proper compliance in background screening

In our blog entry from October 2014, we commended ride-sharing service company, Uber, for taking the initiatives to ensure the safety of its customers by implementing policies requiring background checks of all its drivers. After a string of assaults and vehicular accidents, Uber instituted screening procedures that closely examined each driving applicant’s county courthouse records …

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The FBI database isn’t what it’s cracked up to be

February 12, 2013 The Federal Bureau of Investigation keeps a listing of identifying information taken from fingerprints submitted voluntarily by various criminal justice agencies in connection with arrests, or relating to naturalization or military service.  Many employers are under the impression that this FBI identification database is the “gold standard” in background screening. In reality, …

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Contrary to popular belief…The real story behind background screening reports

This morning, The Today Show ran a Rossen Report segment about how background screening companies have made reporting mistakes that caused candidates to unfortunately lose out on job opportunities. Specifically, the report followed several job seekers who were mistaken for criminals with the same or similar names, thus ruining their chances for getting hired. Contrary …

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