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Ban the Box Regulations Passed for Kansas City, MO’s Private Sector

Kansas City’s City Council recently approved an extension of its preexisting hiring guidelines that have been in place for public sector employees since 2013. Private sector employers in Kansas City, MO will be required to adhere to “Ban the Box” guidelines effective June 9, 2018. Under the new rules of Section 38-104, Kansas City employers

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Lack of background screening policy leads to legal liability for City of Schenectady, NY

Having a strong pre-employment screening policy can help prevent possible issues that could arise from an applicant’s background. Recovering from a flawed hiring process isn’t always possible and can lead to negligent hiring litigation like with this recent case in Schenectady, NY. One city inspector was on the sex offender registry and another, who lied

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California “Ban the Box” Law Now In Effect

Last year, California’s Governor signed a statewide “Ban-the-Box” law to go into effect on January 1, 2018. This law will put restrictions on when an applicant can be asked to disclose their criminal history for hiring purposes. It requires that employers remove this check box or question from their applications. Click here for a detailed

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CRC partners with CCUL to offer background checks to credit unions

CriminalRecordCheck.com, Inc (CRC) is excited to announce our partnership with the Carolinas Credit Union League. Under this partnership, CRC will provide accredited background screening services to League-affiliated credit unions. CRC has developed a background screening program specific to CCUL members which includes pre-established compliance solutions, as well as industry-specific packages and services. For more information

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Federal Judge Rules that Mick Mulvaney Will Serve as Acting Director of the CFPB

Richard Cordray resigned from his position as the CFPB director and appointed Leandra English, former CFPB chief of staff, to serve as the acting director until the Senate confirms a nominee. On the same day, President Trump announced that Mulvaney, the White House’s Office of Management and Budget director, would serve in the position instead

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Employers Relying on Partial Reports May Be Required to Issue a Second Pre-Adverse Action Notice

A recent federal court decision highlights a potential compliance concern for employers regarding their Adverse Action requirements under the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). In Wright v. Lincoln Prop. Co., the plaintiff alleged that his job offer was revoked after the potential employer received a partial criminal background report that revealed a misdemeanor DUI and

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Lax Matching Criteria Causes Background Screening Issues for Maryland Man

In an unfortunate and preventable case of mistaken identity, Christopher Jenkins, a Maryland man is struggling to progress beyond his potential employers’ background screening process since he shares the same name and date of birth as a convicted felon in South Florida. The Florida resident has a history of arrests including marijuana possession and grand

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CRC exhibiting at NC SHRM 2017 – Revolutionize and Reinvent

We are wrapping up our final preparations for the 2017 NC SHRM Conference. This year the conference is being held at the Koury Convention Center in Greensboro, NC from Wednesday, September 27 to Friday, September 29. Click here for more information about NC SHRM 2017 Click here to register for NC SHRM 2017 Going along

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Class Action Lawsuit Filed Against PepsiCo Subsidiary for Alleged FCRA Violations

A class action lawsuit was filed against Bottling Group LLC, a subsidiary of Pepsi Co, Inc, by a job applicant, Altareek Grice, who alleges that he was not properly notified when the company procured a consumer report on him.  (Altareek Grice v. Pepsi Beverages Co. et al., Case No. 3:17-­cv-­01842, in the U.S. District Court

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Equifax Data Breach Exposes 143 Million Americans to Identity Theft

Equifax announced yesterday that they have suffered a data breach that exposes 143 million people to identity theft. The hack was discovered on July 29th, but consumers were not alerted until September 07th due to the company’s investigation. The breach yielded consumer’s names, birth dates, Social Security numbers, addresses and driver’s license numbers. In addition,

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9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals Rules on Robins V. Spokeo, Inc

The Ninth Circuit’s recent Robins V. Spokeo ruling alleges a concrete injury by Spokeo, Inc due to technical FCRA violations. While this case still needs to be tried at the district court level, this should be a reminder for all users of background screening services to understand the technical requirements of the Fair Credit Reporting

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Broward Health’s Interim CEO Making $650,000 Annually Discovered to Hold a Master’s Degree from a Diploma Mill.

Broward Health’s Interim CEO Making $650,000 Annually Discovered to Hold a Master’s Degree from a Diploma Mill. The new CEO for Broward Health obtained a master’s degree in health administration from a defunct institution, Kennedy-Western University. Her degree was identified as originating from a diploma mill during the education verification portion of her background check.

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NC Senate Bill 445 aims to ease expungements and raise the age of prosecution

Easier expungements and more are soon to be a reality in North Carolina with the signing of Senate Bill 445: CRC Has the Details! Senate Bill 445 was signed by Gov. Roy Cooper last Friday providing individuals with easier access to expungements for non-violent records and will raise the minimum age of prosecution for non-violent

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Ban the Box Legislation for State Government Hiring Clears NC House Committee

Excerpted from newsobserver.com, by Colin Campbell  Legislation to help people with criminal records get state government jobs is advancing in the N.C. House. House Bill 409 unanimously passed the House State Personnel Committee Wednesday and is similar to “ban the box” proposals. It would ban state agencies from asking about an applicant’s criminal record until

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CRC to sponsor Practice Putting Green – Rex Hospital Open

We are excited to sponsor the Practice Putting Green at the 30th annual Rex Hospital Open. This year’s Open will be held from June 1- June 4, 2017 at the beautiful course at TPC Wakefield Plantation. If you are interested in Champion’s Club tickets courtesy of CRC, please reach out to Dorian Dehnel. We look forward

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SHRM 17 Annual Conference – New Orleans

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We will be exhibiting at the SHRM17 Annual Conference and Exposition in New Orleans from June 18 to June 21. Be sure to stop by Booth #249 to learn how CriminalRecordCheck.com (CRC) takes the Stress Out of Background Checks.  If you are stressed out and frustrated with long turnaround times, unresponsive customer service or inaccurate reporting, you

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New Hanover Regional Medical Center Founders’ Gala 2017

On Saturday, January 28, 2017 the Founders’ Gala kicked off the social season at the Air Wilmington Hanger at ILM Airport. This event featured epicurean delights from top chefs around Wilmington and live music. The Founders’ Gala raises money each year to support the Betty H. Cameron Women’s and Children’s Hospital at New Hanover Regional Medical

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Los Angeles Ban the Box – Effective January 22, 2017

Los Angeles is the latest jurisdiction to Ban the Box with the “Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring (Ban the Box)”.  The ordinance was signed by Mayor Eric Garcetti on December 9th and goes into effect on January 22, 2017. As a result of this ordinance, employers are prohibited from inquiring about an applicant’s criminal

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Happy Holidays from CRC!

Happy Holidays from everyone at CriminalRecordCheck.com, Inc. We hope your holidays will be filled with joy and laughter through the New Year. We will be closed on Monday, December 26th.  Normal business hours will continue on Tuesday, December 27th.  As always, our on-line ordering platforms are available 24/7.  From our families to yours, we wish you

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RWHRMA 5k and Fun Run!

On Saturday June 25, CRC joined with other local companies to support the RWHRMA in partnership with TSHRM for the annual 5k and fun run fundraiser. The goal of this event is to raise money to assist the broader HR community as well as contribute a portion of the funds to a local charity. This

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2016 VA SHRM Conference

Our business development team had great success at the recent 2016 VA SHRM Conference! This  years conference was held at the Omni Homestead Resort in Hot Springs, VA. We were glad to have the opportunity to meet so many great business professionals, as well as enjoy the perfect weather! Next years VA SHRM Conference will

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Alarm Systems Licensing Board – Special Announcement

At the latest meeting of the North Carolina Alarm Systems Licensing Board, a recent draft of Bill 2015-TQz-40 was discussed titled “Amend APA/Sunset Occupational Licensing Bds. What this bill intends to do is place restrictions on certain licensing boards, consolidate, and in some instances eliminate licensing boards all together. The NC Alarm Systems Licensing Board is one

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FTC Commissioner Julie Brill to Resign

From FTC.gov Julie Brill, who has served as a Commissioner of the Federal Trade Commission since April 2010, will resign her position at the end of this month. “Commissioner Brill has been an unwavering advocate for consumers and competition during her six-year tenure at the Federal Trade Commission,” said FTC Chairwoman Edith Ramirez. “Commissioner Brill’s

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CFPB FINES EMPLOYMENT SCREENING FIRMS FOR ALLEGED INACCURATE REPORTS

Article originally posted by TheHill.com. Financial regulators are forcing two of the largest employment background screening companies to pay $12.5 million in fines and relief payments for allegedly reporting inaccurate information about job applicants. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) said General Information Services and its affiliate, e-Background-checks.com Inc. (BGC), unlawfully included civil suit and

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WAFFLE HOUSE FACES LAWSUIT OVER CLAIMS OF UNFAIR USAGES OF BACKGROUND CHECKS

Article originally posted by LegalNewsLine.com. ORLANDO (Legal Newsline) – A Florida man is suing Waffle House claiming it unfairly used background checks and denied his employment application. William Jones, on behalf of himself and those similarly situated, has filed a class action lawsuit on Oct. 1 in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District

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CRIMINALRECORDCHECK.COM (CRC) ACHIEVES BACKGROUND SCREENING CREDENTIALING COUNCIL ACCREDITATION

MORRISVILLE, N.C., SEPTEMBER 16, 2015 – The National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS®) Background Screening Credentialing Council (BSCC) announced today that CriminalRecordCheck.com (CRC) has successfully demonstrated compliance with the Background Screening Agency Accreditation Program (BSAAP) and will now be formally recognized as BSCC-Accredited. “It is with great pride that CriminalRecordCheck.com (CRC) acknowledges its BSCC

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SUPREME COURT VICTORY FOR EMPLOYERS TODAY IN MACH MINING V. EEOC

Attorneys: Gerald L. Maatman, Jr., Christopher M. Cascino, Matthew Gagnon On April 29, 2015, the U.S. Supreme Court issued its long-awaited decision in Mach Mining, LLC v. EEOC, No. 13-1019 (U.S. 2015), and concluded, in a unanimous opinion authored by Justice Kagan, that federal courts have the authority to review the EEOC’s conciliation efforts. In language that is sure to

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U.S. SUPREME COURT GRANTS CERT IN SPOKEO, INC. V. ROBINS

Attorneys: Pamela Q. Devata, Robert T. Szyba, Ephraim J. Pierre This morning, April 27, 2015, the U.S. Supreme Court granted the petition for writ of certiorari in Spokeo, Inc. v. Robins, No. 13-1339 (U.S.).  The petition poses a critical question that may determine the future scope of congressional power, as well as consumer and workplace-related

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FTC WARNS DATA BROKER OPERATIONS OF POSSIBLE PRIVACY VIOLATIONS

The Federal Trade Commission sent letters to ten data broker companies warning that their practices could violate the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) after a test-shopping operation by the FTC indicated the companies were willing to sell consumer information without abiding by FCRA requirements. The test-shopping operation was part of a worldwide privacy protection effort. 

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