Category: Pre-Employment Screening

Is Your Employment Screening Company Inferior?

by Thomas C. Lawson, CFE, CII Your choice of an employment screening company, due to pending legislation called The Fair Chance Act, now more than ever is a critical decision that includes your provider being 100% FCRA 607 & 613 (a) (2) Complaint and 613 (a) (2) Capable. The reason? Many Human Resource departments rely […]

How to Handle Paperless Employment Screening

Posted with permission taken from a conversation from the CALHR Forum A*: My company is working toward the goal of becoming paperless. How have your HR departments accomplished this and how is it working out? I look forward to your responses. Thank you all very much. I appreciate it. Tom: The biggest problem that I […]

APSCREEN Celebrates 35 Years Aerospace Employment Screening

Aerospace Screening – Tom Lawson, CEO APSCREEN says, “For over 35 years APSCREEN has screened the professionals who make and service the critical stuff that America’s Space & Defense Programs and the Military depend on.” Line personnel, designers, engineers, assemblers, supervisors, managers, strategists, and software developers at every level who have been responsible for making […]

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 […]

FTC Background Check Guide Released

In March of 2014, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) issued a report on the use of a background check in the hiring process called FTC Background Check Guide: What Job Applicants and Employees Should Know . In November, the FTC background check guide was released called Tips for Job Applicants and Employees. The two guides […]

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 […]