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Best Practices Using Criminal Records for Employment

By Sandra Shinn
March 12, 2015 Category • Criminal Records, Criminal Background Checks, Best Practics

This article is written in an effort to better assist our clients with the ever-changing nature of compliance with the federal and state laws as they pertain to criminal background checks. Although we are not offering legal advice, further researching the following discussion points is definitely worthy of merit. Our goal is to be a guide for employers so they may benefit from having a qualified, competent and safe workplace; promoting diversity in the workplace; contributing to safe and secure communities; and limiting liability under federal and state laws (NELP). Our purpose is to save employers from having a disruptive workforce while simultaneously avoiding costly lawsuits. First, why criminal check your applicants and employees? As Ronald Reagan said to the Soviets, Trust, but verify. Employers run criminal checks to ensure safety and security in the workplace. Your employees will not be subjected to violence, substance abuse or theft. Running criminal checks will increase productivity

The Pre-Check Complete: Criminal Background Checks

By Sandra Shinn
May 06, 2014 Category • Criminal Background Checks, Pre Check Complete

For over 20 years, The Pre-Check Company has been a national provider of quality background checks. As you may be aware, the Federal Trade Commission has oversight over the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). Under the FCRA 15 U.S.C. 1681 Pre-Check is regulated as a Consumer Reporting Agency (CRA), and an investigative consumer report is provided to our clients. Under the FCRA Section 607 (b) Accuracy of report: Whenever a Consumer Reporting Agency prepares a consumer report, it shall follow reasonable procedures to assure maximum possible accuracy of the information. Pre-Check provides maximum possible accuracy with absolute certainty. Our ratio of missed records is better than 99.3%, and we have been so accurate there has never been a lawsuit filed against us. In addition, several customers have conducted FBI checks on employees that we had previously performed criminal checks on, and there has never been a discrepancy. NATIONAL CRIMINAL SEARCH (Pre-Check Complete) This report identifies