Background Checks to avoid bad tenants and goats
Background Checks to Avoid Terrible Tenants (and Goats)

Have you had a bad tenant before? Had a recent property manager used background checks to avoid bad tenants, everything would have been fine. Instead, other tenants had to move into hotels while repairs were made to the complex. All because one guy got around...

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Synthetic Urine Getting Flushed by States

The synthetic urine market was on a tear throughout the last decade. However, over the last few years, it has faced an onslaught of state laws trying to curtail its use. While it is still legal in several states, it is a promising sign that...

An investigative consumer report
What is an Investigative Consumer Report?

An Investigative Consumer Report (ICR) provides personal and professional reference verification. These verifications can delve into the realm of assessing an individual’s character. Here is an in-depth look at what an ICR is: (taken from an earlier post first published in 2016)   The FCRA §603(e) defines an Investigative Consumer...

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3 Steps to Create an Employee Screening Policy 

Every successful small business owner (SBO) knows what it means to work hard. Early mornings, late nights, missed soccer games; the list goes on. One thing SBOs will always agree on is that time is expensive. Every minute needs to be productive, while lost time...

Adverse Action Letters
Automate Your Adverse Action Letters!!(and keep the FCRA off your back)

Adverse action letters are a pain in the neck, but they represent a CRITICAL component of FCRA compliance.  Adverse action letters are time-consuming, thankless, and often done incorrectly…which puts your organization at significant risk.  When denying an applicant for employment or a volunteer for a...

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Criminal Background Checks and the FCRA

Criminal background checks are vital, if not essential, to the hiring process. Sometimes you get a “hardened criminal” with a rap sheet a mile long, and sometimes you get a harmless, quirky rule breaker. Case in point: Employer ordered a criminal background check and posted...

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Salary History Requests, A Thing of the Past?

Want to know the salary history of your candidates? If you live in certain states, you might be out of luck. In fact, California doesn’t allow employers to ask for salary history requests, and you can’t even use this information if the candidate offers it...

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Background Checks Screen Out Bad Candidates

Ever wonder why background checks are important? What if you could weed out a potential employee who recently cost another business over 2200 LOST HOURS? A recent case in California involves an employee, the DMV, and over $40,000 in lost wages. This particular employee had a...

The Employers’ Guide to the Super Bowl

The Super Bowl is the football fan’s holy grail. Food, friends, and football equal a great time for sports fans. However, what does it mean for employers? Sure, the good-natured rivalries in the office are usually harmless. What are you supposed to do if they...