January 2016


Did you know that SSC offers a free tool called SwiftHire?  SwiftHire allows the candidate to complete most of the data entry needed to process a background check, reducing your workload.  The candidate is guided through the process with pop-up instructions and a helpful video walk through. Disclosure/authorization forms and notices are electronically included for you.  Paperless on-boarding has never been easier! Call SSC to learn more.
In Lagos v. The Leland Stanford Junior University, the plaintiff alleged the defendant's background check disclosure violated the FCRA because it included notices regarding background checks required under state law. The court declined to...

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Organizations leverage background screening when hiring new employees in order to protect themselves from making a costly mistake. But candidates are also protected by federal laws, like the FCRA that help regulate background reports by promoting accuracy and privacy of information in the ...

In the last two years, the number of employment class actions under the federal FCRA has ballooned. Most of the cases reported in the media have involved challenges to an employer's compliance with the FCRA's disclosure and authorization requirements. However, recent class action filings show...

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Amendments to Philadelphia's "Ban the Box" legislation, the Fair Criminal Records Screening Standards, were signed into law by Mayor Michael Nutter on December 15, 2015. The amendments to Philadelphia's ordinance, which take effect on March 14, 2016, expand the reach of...

With the beginning of a new year, it is time to make resolutions and review old, outdated workplace policies. Employers who conduct drug and alcohol testing should consider updating their drug and alcohol policies in 2016, particularly if they have not done so in several years. Here are the top 10 reasons why...

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