While the perception for some sports fans is that National Football League (NFL) players cannot seem to stay out of trouble with the law, an NFL Arrests Database compiled by the San Diego Union-Tribune found an arrest rate of 1 in every 45 NFL players – or 2.2 percent – since 2000, according to a …Continue reading "Statistics Show NFL Players May Be Less Likely to Get Arrested than General Public"
A recent story from The Arizona Republic about a convicted sex offender who passed a background check and worked as an umpire and official for youth sports reveals how database information that federal and state governments provide on sex offenders for background checks can sometimes be inconsistent and unreliable.Continue reading "Sex Offender Who Passed Background Check to Officiate Youth Sports Shows Criminal Database Information Can Be Unreliable"
A new state audit in Texas has revealed that gaps in the state’s criminal records database may cause criminal background checks used to screen job applicants – including teachers, doctors, nurses and daycare employees – to fail to uncover arrest records, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports. The audit also found that the state’s Department of Public Safety (DPS) …Continue reading "State Audit Reveals Gaps in Criminal Records Database Affect Background Checks in Texas"
Attorney and safe hiring expert Lester Rosen, CEO of nationwide background check company Employment Screening Resources (ESR), has submitted a letter for public comment to the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) – the Government agency that enforces federal laws prohibiting employment discrimination – after the Commission recently held a public meeting on July 26, …Continue reading "Safe Hiring Expert Issues Public Comment for EEOC Meeting on Criminal Background Checks of Jobseekers as Hiring Barrier"
Consumers worried about the privacy of their personal information online will be happy to learn a recent posting on social news website Reddit.com – ‘HOW TO: Remove Yourself from ALL background check websites’ – provides a list of top data aggregator websites that collect the personal information of consumers for “background check” purposes and also instructions on how consumers may …Continue reading "Consumers Learning How to Opt Out of Data Aggregator Background Check Websites that Collect Personal Data"
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) – the agency of the United States Government that enforces federal laws prohibiting employment discrimination – held a meeting Tuesday, July 26, 2011 focusing on the use of criminal records by employers for employment screening background checks, according to the EEOC press release ‘Striking the Balance Between Workplace Fairness …Continue reading "Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Holds Meeting on Use of Criminal Records for Employment Screening Background Checks"
What are the practical and legal considerations for employers that use criminal records and credit reports for applicant selection? This is the fifth and final installment of the Employment Screening Resources (ESR) Background Check Trends of 2011 Review features the number two trend, using criminal records, and the number one top ranked background check trend of the year, …Continue reading "Using Criminal Records and Credit Reports for Screening"
The fourth of five installments of the Employment Screening Resources (ESR) Background Check Trends of 2011 Review features the number four trend, screening temp workers, and the number three ranked background check trend of the year, the use of fast and cheap online checks. To view previous installments of the ESR Background Check Trends of 2011 Review, …Continue reading "Part 4 of 2011 ESR Background Check Trends Review: Temporary Worker Screening and Cheap Online Database Checks"
Less than a week after a Los Angeles woman filed a lawsuit against popular online dating service Match.com claiming that she was attacked by a man she met through its website, the company has decided to begin performing background checks on potential members using a national sex offender database, the Los Angeles Times reports. The …Continue reading "Popular Online Dating Service to Background Check Potential Members using Sex Offender Database"
Is the seemingly nice guy Prince Charming or just a charming sex offender? Just in time for Saint Valentine’s Day, new technology such as online dating background checks can supposedly help users find out the answer to the question above in mere seconds and with little effort or cost. However, while these new online dating background check …Continue reading "Online Dating Background Checks Fast and Easy But Not Always Accurate"