Category: Negligent Hiring

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 […]

How to Verify if a School is Accredited

How do you verify if an online or offline degree comes from an accredited school? First check with recognized authorities like the Council for Higher Education (CHEA). The U.S. Department of Education maintains a database of schools that have been accredited that is located here: http://www.ope.ed.gov/accreditation/ Schools often outsource this service to third-party vendors such […]

Attorneys go After Bad Background Checks

Dear readers: I came across this email pasted below and thought it is something you all should be aware of. Just when we thought it was safe to go back into the water, here is what I predict to be the first in a new area of Plaintiff’s pursuits: *************************Begin Law Offices of Devin H. […]

Top 5 tricks to cheat drug tests

We’ve been providing comprehensive background checks for pre-employment screening for a long time and we wanted to share the top 5 tricks employment applicants are using to cheat drug tests. These pose real risks to employers and could lead to negligent hiring lawsuits. Rapid Detoxification — Many applicants will ingest anything from high quantities of […]

Tuesday September 13th, 2011 in Negligent Hiring | No Comments »

Cheap Background Checks

San Francisco considers barring employers, landlords from inquiring about arrests or convictions – latimes.com Therein lies the rub – “which record belongs to the person I am interested in?” There is a tremendous amount of “data” but which of it applies? That is why there is VERY HEAVY regulation in the Consumer Reporting Industry, and […]