Dec 06, 2019
Businesses utilize background checks for a variety of permissible business purposes. Listed below are just a

Nov 20, 2019
California, arguably the most consumer-friendly state, has once again placed itself at the forefront of legislation, this time with a law impacting data protection, by enacting – in one week from the time it was drafted – the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA). If it seems reckless to

Oct 15, 2019
Even companies within the same industry have different business needs. One company may require certain educational credentials and/or professional licenses, while another may not. One may have felonies and

Sep 04, 2019
The Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD) is a federal requirement that franchisors must prepare in order to sell franchises. It is a document that requires disclosure to potential franchisees in every state, registration in some states, and filing in some other states

Aug 23, 2019
The “gig economy,” also known as the on-demand economy, typically hires contractors as consumer or business demand necessitates them. The name derives from

Jul 17, 2019
All credit reports provided by the three credit bureaus underwent dramatic change two years ago (July 1, 2017). I first wrote about this in May 2017, Big Changes Coming to Credit Reports and also in June 2017, Act Before Eviction Judgments Disappear From Credit Reports. This occurred due to a

Jun 19, 2019
The Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) is the federal law that regulates consumer reports, i.e., background check reports. The FCRA has another purpose – the consumer lending protection law – but this article focuses on its regulations and their impact on background screening

May 19, 2019
In an interesting move that leads the credit bureau industry, Equifax has made “soft pull” credit reports available for tenant screening purposes. Of the three main credit bureaus, Equifax is the only credit bureau that provides the option of a soft pull tenant screening

Apr 15, 2019
The Department of Labor (DOL), in its first meaningful revision since 1958 to its joint employer regulation, announced a proposed

Mar 13, 2019
Last month I wrote about the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals’ ruling in Gilberg v. California Check Cashing Stores, and the significant impact it may have on determining if an Employee Screening Disclosure and Authorization (D&A) form is compliant. The possible consequences are so severe, I am

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