Category: Negligent Hiring

More on Ban the Box Law and Hawaii Court Decision

It’s all the rage – employers high and low are concerned that their rights are being eroded by virtue of some grand plan to undermine the American employer through this recent legislation.  Sorry conspiracy theorists but nothing could be further from the truth! Actually when you look at the underlying theory of it, these laws […]

Arrest Records – U.S. Laws Regarding for Employment Screening

Reprinted with permission  Fisher & Phillips LLP Arrest Records – Fisher & Phillips LLP has created an invaluable document for employment screening purposes that outlines the laws employer’s need to know regarding the use of both arrest and conviction records across the United States. This chart gives an overview of laws affecting employers’ abilities to […]

Tennessee Passes Employer Privacy Act S.B. 1808

TN passes S.B. 1808 further restricting employers from requiring personal data of applicants and… Click To Tweet These new laws indicate a growing trend that restricts employers from accessing applicant’s and employee’s personal online content. In April 2014, Wisconsin became the 13th state to adopt a social media password protection law and subsequently, Tennessee has […]

America has more work-related crime including employee theft than other countries

Checkpoint Systems, a company that provides software and hardware solutions for the retail industry, released a report on Nov. 8, 2014 that finds American employees steal at a higher rate from their employers than workers in other countries except Argentina, according to MarketWatch.com. In fact, this report estimates theft caused a 27% increase in the […]

What Keeps the CEO of APCREEN up at night about the background check industry

Tom Lawson, CEO of APSCREEN recently did an interview with DriveThruRadioHR covering many interesting subjects regarding the employment screening industry. APSCREEN set a standard for thorough background checks starting in 1980 to the aerospace industry, and Lawson discusses his journey and how the employment screening industry has developed over the years. Also discussed was the […]

How Ban the Box Affects Employer’s Background Screening Process

by Thomas C. Lawson, CFE, CII Ban the Box – Recently questions have arisen concerning how the background check process will be affected by ban-the-box laws such as the August 13, 2014 enactment of the San Francisco City and County’s ordinance which precludes employers of 20 or more employees from including a request for criminal […]

What Fast-Track Employment Screeners Won’t tell you About Paperless Employment Screening

by Thomas C. Lawson, CFE, CII Many background-check platforms are web-based and the amount of interactivity required by the end user during the screening process can vary significantly between vendors. Higher-standard employment screening firms opt to process the work in the middle. You enter the information at the beginning and then log on to retrieve […]

Why APSCREEN runs like a Rolex watch

by Thomas C. Lawson, CFE, CII At APSCREEN, we are constantly asked why we live in the Stone Age with respect to using paper consent forms and requiring “live” or “wet” signatures on those consents. While just about every one of my competitors will laugh us off, the proof of our being right about not […]

Critical Tips for Choosing an Employment Screener

by Thomas C. Lawson, CFE, CII So what should you be looking for in an employment screening company? First of all, look for longevity. The longer a company has been providing background checks, the more experienced it is, and as a result, the knowledge, they will have in recognizing the signs of a “suspect” applicant. […]

For Employers Who are Still Confused about EEOC Guidance

Though employers have had a few months now to become familiar with the U.S. Equal Employment Occupation Commission’s guidance on the use of criminal background checks, questions and confusion about how best to respond have only grown. The guidance, issued April 25, is broad in its scope and specificity, essentially recommending that employers now only […]