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Another Case of False Information Exposed

  Every once in a while, someone in the public eye gets caught in a lie about their credentials. Earlier this week, Manhattan College men’s basketball coach Steve Masiello lost a chance to become coach at South Florida after a background check revealed he had not actually graduated from Kentucky, as his resume had claimed.  Yahoo! Sports reported that Masiello is on leave while Manhattan College investigates this matter.
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Background Screening News Roundup

  Today's blog contains information about two recent background screening stories in the news. Read on to find out about new 'ban the box" legislation in Louisville, Kentucky, as well as a question about the reliability of servers that house the Georgia Bureau of Investigation's criminal history records.
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FTC and EEOC Provide Employment Background Check Tips

  A recent Federal Trade Commission (FTC) press release promotes two new guides on employment background checks. The guides were jointly developed by the FTC and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), and explain the rights and responsibilities of employers in addition to those of applicants.
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Video: Common Problems with Background Screening Programs

Corporate Screening’s partner, ERC, recently shared a video on YouTube featuring Corporate Screening President Greg Dubecky. Each year Corporate Screening assesses many employer background programs, and there are several problems that repeatedly emerge. We invite you to view the video by clicking here. Hear Greg discuss the top issues when conducting background screenings
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How Stable Is Your Background Provider?

  A recent news piece by WBAL TV in Baltimore related the story about a background check company that suddenly went out of business – closing its doors with no notice and leaving job applicants in the lurch. The company Worldwide Management, partnered with the state of Maryland in doing fingerprints. The company collected the fees from persons who needed fingerprinting done, and paid a processing fee to the state. The company owes the state over $300,000.
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Class Action Lawsuit Alleges Whole Foods Violated the FCRA

In a recent client alert, Corporate Screening shared with clients that Whole Foods may be in a lot of trouble for allegedly violating the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). Here are the details contained in the alert:
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Check Your Free Credit Report

At the start of a new year, many of us make resolutions. Whether or not yours included any financial goals, the beginning of the year is an opportunity for you to take stock of your financial situation and check your credit. And federal law allows you to get a free copy of your credit report every 12 months from each credit reporting company.
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Credit Check Obligations and Rights: A Brief Overview

As we begin a new year, we thought this is a good time to provide our readers with some helpful information and education regarding credit checks. The following is a brief overview of the obligations of employers who use credit checks, those of the background screening companies that perform the work, and the rights of the persons who undergo the checks.
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Does Reviewing Social Media Sites Alienate Top Prospects?

Interesting news for employers: a November 25, 2013 article in the Triangle Business Journal titled “N.C. State research: Screening Facebook profiles could alienate top job candidates” shares research results that indicate job seekers have a negative view of prospective employers that screened Facebook profiles for professionalism. Possibly even more importantly, research results indicate that “in some cases, social media screening even increases the likelihood that job candidates may take legal action against the offending company.”
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Who’s Working for You?

Employers, do you hire a company to provide cleaning services? How about contracting out for IT services? These are some common vendors employers bring into their workplace. Now ask yourself, what do you know about the employees working for the vendors you hire? Are they subject to the same background screening standards as your own employees? If you aren’t screening your vendors, you have no way of knowing.
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