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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 Checks for Employment: Rights and Obligations 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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Social Media Checks: Do They Help or Hurt Your 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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Target “Bans the Box” Nationally

In our series of blogs discussing national “Ban the Box” trends, we reported earlier this year that on January 1, 2014, private employers in Minnesota will be required to eliminate the box on employment applications that asks applicants if they have a criminal record. Now Target Corp., based in Minneapolis, has decided to also remove the box from its applications nationwide.
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Small Businesses and Background Checks: How Do I Do a Background Check?

This is the second in a series of blogs devoted to small businesses interested in background checks.
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Small Businesses and Background Checks, Part 1

This is the first in a series of blogs devoted to small businesses interested in background checks.
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New Business Relationship? Don’t forget a Background Investigation

As you’re establishing a new business, your hands are probably full with all the activity that’s involved with getting it off the ground. But here’s another thing you should seriously consider: conducting a background check on the individuals who are part of your new venture. Not just your potential employees, but also the vendors with whom you work and other companies and individuals representing your company as part of your extended workforce.
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Are All Background Checks the Same?

It’s a question that a lot of people have: employers, job candidates, volunteers. Are all background checks the same? The short and sweet answer to this question is no.
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What If a Great Potential Candidate Fails Their Background Check After a Job Offer?

Great candidates aren’t always easy to find. When you do find one, you want to take action—and fast. Once you’re ready to move forward, you extend an offer conditioned upon the completion of a background c...

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Is Your Immunization Tracking Program HIPAA Compliant?

Students participating in clinical rotation or residency programs in hospitals and health systems must provide immunization histories to meet student screening requirements. As a college or university, you...

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HR Budgeting: How to Plan for Background Check Costs

HR budgeting helps you commit organizational resources to a range of workforce activities. When you plan your spending for background check activities, you want to budget enough to effectively manage hirin...

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