When an employer plans to take adverse action based on information provided in a background check, they must engage in the pre-adverse action process. This means that the employer must send a copy of the background screening report and FCRA "Summary of Rights" to the applicant, allow them ample time to review the report, and identify any inaccuracies or errors. Additionally, pre-adverse action letters generally accompany the report and summary of rights that states that adverse information has been reported; therefore, their employment may potentially be jeopardized. Pre-adverse action letters are not required by the FCRA. Read More
In light of legislation enforced at the beginning of this year, employers that utilize employment background checks should conduct a "check-up" on their current employment and substance abuse screening policies to ensure compliance. Revisiting background and drug screening policies is highly encouraged for all organizations of different sizes and industries. Before employers decide to implement employment background checks, they must create a non-discriminatory background screening and substance abuse policy. Read More
Companies that fail to implement a non-discriminatory legally compliant employment background screening program are risking the safety of their employees, property, and their business overall. Due to the slow "recovery" of the U.S. economy, employers must be proactive in taking steps to ensure the growth and sustainability of their organization. This means hiring the right person for the right position, which can only be achieved by conducting thorough employment background checks. Hire a qualified Consumer Reporting Agency to help your organization develop a compliant background screening program, procure compliant Federal and State background checks, and make a well-informed hiring decision. Read More
Employers Choice Screening is a multi-certified, national employment background screening and compliance training company. We welcome the opportunity to work with chief procurement officers and diversity supply chain procurement managers to bid on RFPs and respond to RFQs for employment background screening, drug testing, and mandated employee compliance training services. Read More
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