In November 2012, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) announced in the Federal Register corrections to typographical and technical errors in the earlier versions of three new essential CFPB forms required by the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) in the background screening process starting January 1, 2013. These forms include ‘A Summary of Your Rights …Continue reading "Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Announces New Corrected Forms Required by FCRA for Background Checks Starting January 1 2013"
A Harvard University professor who ran a statistical analysis of online ads used by an Internet data broker website that suggested certain names may have arrest records uncovered what she described as possible racial profiling when she found the company’s advertising “disproportionately” used the word “arrested” for black-identifying names even when a person had no arrest …Continue reading "Statistical Analysis of Online Ads for Internet Data Broker Website Uncovers Possible Racial Profiling"
Effective November 29, 2012, all mobile application developers with “apps” available in California must be in compliance with the California Online Privacy Protection Act, according to a press release issued by Attorney General Kamala D. Harris on October 30, 2012. The Attorney General formally notified up to 100 mobile app developers with ‘Notice of Non-Compliance with …Continue reading "Mobile App Developers Must Comply with California Online Privacy Protection Act by November 29"
Attorney and safe hiring expert Lester S. Rosen, Founder and CEO of background check firm Employment Screening Resources (ESR), will present a five hour seminar titled “Conducting Background Checks Thoroughly and Legally” for the Northern California Human Resources Association (NCHRA) on Tuesday, December 4, 2012 from 9:30 AM to 3:30 PM PST at the NCHRA …Continue reading "Safe Hiring Expert to Present Five Hour Seminar on Background Checks in San Francisco on December 4"
The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has announced record high monetary recoveries for victims of discrimination for Fiscal Year (FY) 2012 – more than $365 million – in its first Performance and Accountability Report (PAR) compiled under the standards of the EEOC’s new Strategic Plan. The PAR for FY 2012 is available at http://www.eeoc.gov/eeoc/plan/upload/2012par.pdf. …Continue reading "EEOC Performance and Accountability Report Under New Strategic Plan Shows Record High Monetary Recoveries for Discrimination Victims"
With the arrival of ‘Black Friday’ and Cyber Monday,’ the first Friday and Monday after Thanksgiving, shoppers are ready for the official kickoff to the 2012 holiday shopping season. With research showing identity theft on the rise with help from social media and smart phones, shoppers need to protect their identities more than ever. For …Continue reading "Holiday Season Identity Theft Rising So Shoppers Need to Protect Their Identities from ID Thieves"
A federal judge has temporarily blocked implementation of California Proposition 35, Californians Against Sexual Exploitation Act (“CASE ACT”), a new law overwhelmingly approved by 81 percent of voters on Election Day that contains a requirement for the state’s approximately 73,000 registered sex offenders to disclose online screen names and Internet service providers to law enforcement. …Continue reading "California Proposition 35 Requiring Sex Offenders to Disclose Internet Information Temporarily Blocked by Judge"
The City of Newark, New Jersey has passed Ordinance 12-1630 that takes effect Sunday, November 18, 2012 and will “ban the box” on job applications asking applicants about criminal records until they have been deemed qualified and eligible for employment and after a conditional job offer, thus restricting the ability of employers in the city …Continue reading "Newark Bans the Box by Restricting Use of Criminal Background Checks by Employers Starting November 18"
Preliminary statistics from the 2011 Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries (CFOI) program conducted by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reveal that nearly one in every five fatal work injuries was attributed not to accidents but to workplace violence. The CFOI found that of the 4,609 total fatal work injuries recorded …Continue reading "Workplace Violence Accounts for Nearly One in Every Five Fatal Work Injuries in US"
Two popular caregiver screening websites that help people find babysitters and elder care helpers using background checks performed by national background screening firms approved several applicants with arrest records, according to a report by NBC Chicago’s Unit 5 Investigative Team. The report, which checked the reliability of the information these babysitter screening websites provided, is …Continue reading "Background Checks Used by Two Popular Caregiver Websites Approved Babysitters with Arrest Records"